Machine Heel Builder

Tend machines that cement, nail, and hold lifts to form heels.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Heel Builders do?

Tends machine that cements, nails, and holds lifts to form heel or heel bases: Inserts and pulls leather or fiberboard lifts through cement-covered rollers of machine according to material, size, and style of heel specified on work ticket. Stacks cement-covered lifts against faceplate of machine. Places nail in holding device on ram of machine and depresses pedal to start machine that drives nail into stacked lifts and holds heel in conveyor or press until dry. May be designated according to type of heel built as High-Heel Builder; Low-Heel Builder. Important variables may be indicated by trade name of machines used.


Should I be a Machine Heel Builder?

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: Heel Builder, Hand, Heel Builder, Machine, Heeler, Machine, High-Heel Builder, Low-Heel Builder

    How to become a Machine Heel Builder

    Machine Heel Builders 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 Heel Builder-related education!
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