Machine Cementer and Folder

Tend machines that cement and fold skived edges of shoe uppers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

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What do Machine Cementer and Folders do?

Tends machine that cements and folds french binding or skived edge of shoe uppers to form smooth edge: Moves lever to lower machine head and guides shoe part under head to cement, fold, and press edge of upper. Raises and presses folded edge flat, using awl, to repair rough folds. May depress pedal to lower blades that notch and crease folds on curves. May turn knobs to regulate temperature of heating element and flow of heated plastic cement.

Should I be a Machine Cementer and Folder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cementer and Folder, Machine, Cementer for Folding, Machine, French-Binding Folder, Plastic-Machine Folder See More

    How to Become a
    Machine Cementer and Folder

    Most Machine Cementer and Folders 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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