Machine Folder

Tend machines that fold pre-cemented edges of shoe parts to smooth edges.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Folders do?

Tends machine that folds precemented edges of shoe parts, such as insoles, platforms, quarters, and vamps to strengthen and smooth edges: Positions part against guide and under presser foot and folding finger, or between rollers of machine. Releases pedal that lowers presser foot, starts machine, and guides part under presser foot and folding finger or between rollers to fold and press edges of part. May repair uneven folds by pressing with hot iron. Important variables may be indicated by trade name of machines used.

Should I be a Machine Folder?

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

  • Also known as: Boarder, Machine, Cloth Folder, Machine, Folder, Machine, Machine Former

    How to become a Machine Folder

    Machine Folders 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 Folder-related education!
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