Machine Heel-Seat Laster

Tend lasting machines that attach heel section edges of uppers to insoles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Heel-Seat Lasters do?

Tends lasting machine that shapes and attaches heel section edges of upper to insole: Places and holds last on machine spindle. Pulls edges of shoe upper over insole, using lasting tool. Depresses pedals that activate wipers that press upper edges against insole and tack drivers that fasten edges onto insole. Turns handwheel to adjust spacing of wipers and tack drivers. May nail down exposed edges and tacks, using hammer. May soften and remove wrinkles from uppers, using hand iron.


Should I be a Machine Heel-Seat Laster?

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-Seat Laster, Machine

    How to become a Machine Heel-Seat Laster

    Machine Heel-Seat Lasters 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-Seat Laster-related education!
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