Machine Cementer

Tend machines that apply rubber cement to rubberized fabric parts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Cementers do?

Tends machines that apply margin of rubber or latex cement to rubberized fabric parts used in assembling rubber footwear: Starts machine, picks up uncemented part from book, board, tray, frame, or stack and applies cement, using any of following methods: Draws edge of workpiece between preset revolving rollers, exercising care to obtain even coating and prevent part from being misshapen. Depresses pedal to bring rollers together on material passing between rollers. Holds top of skirtlike upper along bottom edge between rollers to apply margin of cement all around for subsequent bonding to shoe bottom. Turns setscrews to adjust distances between pickup, wiper, and applicator rollers and blades to regulate amount of cement deposited. Places processed parts on conveyor belt or in books, frames, or stacks. May stack one part in another before cementing [FITTER-PLACER 753.687-022].

Should I be a Machine Cementer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Binding Cementer, French Cord, Bottom Cementer I, Canvas Mounter, Cementer, Machine, Cementer, Machine Joiner See More

    How to become a Machine Cementer

    Most Machine Cementers 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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