Hand Heel-Seat Fitter

Trim, tack, and pound heel seats to prepare shoes for heel attachment.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Heel-Seat Fitters do?

Trims, tacks, and pounds heel seat to prepare shoes for heel attachment: Selects heels according to specified size and style. Positions lasted shoe on stationary pin jack. Positions heel on heel seat and scratches line to indicate area to be trimmed. Trims heel seat to fit heel, using knife. Tacks heel seat to insole and pounds seat to conform leather to contour of heel, using hammer. Repositions heel on heel seat to verify fit.


Should I be a Hand Heel-Seat Fitter?

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

  • Also known as: Heel-Seat Filler, Heel-Seat Fitter, Hand, Heel-Seat-Flap Stapler, Top-and-Seat-Cover Fitter

    How to become a Hand Heel-Seat Fitter

    Hand Heel-Seat Fitters 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 Heel-Seat Fitter-related education!
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