Last Repairer Helper

Remove and replace worn cords that join blocks and lasts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Last Repairer Helpers do?

Removes and replaces worn cords that join blocks and lasts. Glues on thin patches of leather at designated points to build up lasts. Nails heel plates to lasts that clinch tacks driven through upper and insole during shoe construction. Fills tack holes and grooves around bottom of last with plastic wood, using putty knife.


Should I be a Last Repairer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Last Repairer Helper

    Most Last Repairer Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9sbaab&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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