Hand Method Lasting-Machine Operator

Tack counters and linings to shoe insoles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Method Lasting-Machine Operators do?

Tacks counters and lining to shoe insole: Removes last from rack and positions it on spindle of machine. Tightens and smooths lining, counter, and upper on left side of shoe, using hand pincers. Removes last from spindle and positions it under tacking hammer of machine. Presses pedal to start machine and guides left side of shoe through tacking mechanism. Repeats operation on right side.


Should I be a Hand Method Lasting-Machine Operator?

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: Hand Method Lasting Machine Operator, Lasting-Machine Operator, Hand Method

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    Hand Method Lasting-Machine Operator

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