Insole Channeler

Tend machines that cut two parallel grooves near edge of insole.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Insole Channelers do?

Tends machine that cuts two parallel grooves near edge of insole prior to welting: Positions insole against machine guide. Depresses pedal to raise machine bed against cutting blades that cut grooves in insole. Adjusts lever to control width of cut, following work ticket. May turn handwheel to regulate speed of cutting blades. May tend machine to bevel outer edge of insole. May channel outsoles and be designated Channeler, Outsole.

Should I be an Insole Channeler?

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

  • Also known as: Channeler, Insole, Channeler, Outsole, Insole Gemmer, Lock-Stitch Channeler, Welt-Insole Channeler

    How to become an Insole Channeler

    Insole Channelers 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 Insole Channeler-related education!
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