Hand Cementer

Join pre-cemented shoe parts or applies cement to join parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Cementers do?

Joins precemented shoe parts, or applies cement to join parts, using any of following methods: Brushes cement onto parts. Sprays cement onto parts, using spray gun. Rubs parts over cement-covered roller. Feeds and pulls parts between cement-covered rollers. May align precemented parts, following seams or edges, markings on parts, or template guides, and press parts together by hand or using handtools. May trim excess material from cemented parts. May mark position of heel seat, using pencil. May roughen shoe parts in preparation for cementing. May brush solvent on parts to activate cemented surface. May hammer holding nail through stacked lifts and place heels in press to dry and be designated Heel Builder, Hand. May be designated according to parts cemented as Arch-Pad Cementer; Bottom Cementer II; Box-Toe Cementer; Heel Cementer; Heel Coverer. May be designated: Heel Padder; Shank Cementer, Hand; Sock Liner; Sole Layer, Hand; Upper Doubler.


Should I be a Hand Cementer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Acid-Correction Hand, Cementer, Hand, Center Maker, Hand, Shank Cementer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Cementer

    Hand Cementers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Cementer-related education!
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