Machine Sole Leveler

Tend machines that flatten, shape, and smooth leather insoles and outsoles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Sole Levelers do?

Tends machine that flattens, shapes, and smooths leather insoles and outsoles: Turns handle to adjust holding device to fit shoe. Positions shoe on pin jack and against holding device. Starts machine that forces shoe against presser roller and moves roller back and forth over sole to flatten ridges, bulges, and nicks caused by other operations. May move levers to control motion of roller.


Should I be a Machine Sole Leveler?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Beater-Out, Leveling Machine, Sole Leveler, Machine

    How to become a Machine Sole Leveler

    Machine Sole Levelers 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 Sole Leveler-related education!
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