Machine Marker

Tend marking machines that stamp lines on upper shoe parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Markers do?

Tends marking machine that stamps lines on upper shoe parts to serve as guides for subsequent operations: Selects machine guide and top plates according to work ticket. Positions and attaches guide and top plates on machine. Aligns shoe part in guide plate on machine bed. Depresses pedal that lowers machine head or pulls machine head down to mark lines on part. May mark vamp to indicate where vamp and tip should be joined and be designated Vamp Marker.


Should I be a Machine Marker?

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

  • Also known as: Colorer, Machine, Marker, Machine

    How to become a Machine Marker

    Machine Markers 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 Marker-related education!
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