Machine Fastener

Tend machines that attach shoe parts to partially assembled shoes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Fasteners do?

Tends nailing, slugging, stapling, or tacking machine that attaches shoe parts, such as heel, insole, and shank to partially assembled shoes: Aligns parts on bed of machine, or positions them under machine head. Depresses pedal that lowers holding device, or holds parts against guide. Depresses pedal or lever that drives fasteners into parts. Fills hopper of nailing or tacking machine, or replaces wire spool on spindle of slugging or stapling machine. May brush cement onto parts prior to joining. May be designated according to part joined as Heeler, Machine; Insole Tacker; Ornament Stapler; Top-Lift Nailer. May be designated: Bow Stapler; Buckle Stapler; Fiber-Heel-Piece Shaper; Gore Stapler; Heel-Seat Filler; Heel-Seat-Flap Stapler; Nail Welter; Outsole Tacker; Platform Stapler; Rand Tacker; Shank Stapler; Sole Stapler, Welt; Toe Stapler.

Should I be a Machine Fastener?

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

  • Also known as: Fastener, Fastener Attacher, Fastener, Machine, Finding Fastener

    How to become a Machine Fastener

    Machine Fasteners 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 Machine Fastener-related education!
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