Heel Pricker

Tend machines that prick holes in leather heels to facilitate the nailing.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Heel Prickers do?

Tends machine that pricks holes in leather heels to facilitate nailing: Selects pricking device according to number of holes to be pricked. Inserts awls of specified size and length through holes in faceplate of device. Positions device in machine and places heel on feed channel. Depresses pedal to start machine that drives awls into heel and pulls them out again.


Should I be a Heel Pricker?

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

  • How to become a Heel Pricker

    Heel Prickers 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 Heel Pricker-related education!
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