Machine Puller and Laster

Pull shoe uppers over lasts and shape toes and forepart sections of shoes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Puller and Lasters do?

Pulls shoe upper over last and shapes toe and forepart sections of shoe, using lasting machine: Places upper in steamer to soften leather. Presses last against jack lever that closes pincers on upper edges and lifts heel of last to stretch upper. Positions toe of last on machine toe plate and depresses pedal to raise toe plate and cause pincers to grip upper edges. Depresses pedal to move heated wipers across toe and forepart sections of upper and press precemented edges onto insole. Turns knobs to adjust wiper position or pressure.

Should I be a Machine Puller and 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: Lug-Breaker-And-Wire-Puller, Puller and Laster, Machine

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    Machine Puller and Laster

    Machine Puller and 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 Puller and Laster-related education!
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