Lip-of-Shank Cutter

Tend machines that cut lips of shanks on insoles of shoes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lip-of-Shank Cutters do?

Tends machine that cuts lip of shank on insole of shoe to improve flexibility: Adjusts screw to set gauge for size of cut determined on basis of size of insole. Sets insole, inner side up, on machine bed with lip of shank against gauge stop. Depresses lever to activate vertical plunger that makes cuts on insole at lip of shank.

Should I be a Lip-of-Shank Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Lip-of-Shank Cutter

    Most Lip-of-Shank Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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