Hand Marker

Mark lines that serve as guides for subsequent operations on shoe parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Markers do?

Marks lines or numbers that serve as guides for subsequent operations on shoe parts: Selects pattern, following specifications. Places and aligns pattern on part. Marks lines with crayon, pencil, or pen, following slots in pattern. When marking location of heel seat, positions heel and scratches line on sole in front of heel, using knife point. Pencils in identifying numbers according to job ticket. May attach identifying tags. May be designated according to part marked as Heel Marker; Lining Marker; or according to guidelines marked as Eyelet-Row Marker; Fancy-Stitch Marker.

Should I be a Hand Marker?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Band-Saw Marker, Ham Marker, Hat Marker, Heel Marker, Marker, Hand, Mill Hand

    How to become a Hand Marker

    Hand Markers 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 Marker-related education!
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