Machine Splitter

Tend machines that split leather or shoe parts to reduce parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Splitters do?

Tends machine that splits leather or shoe parts to reduce parts to uniform thickness or to cut parts into two or more layers, by any of following methods: Feeds part between rollers that force part against blade. Positions part against machine guides and depresses pedal to force splitting blade against part. Holds part against guide and horizontal band-blade. Turns setscrews or handwheels to adjust blade or rollers as specified. Verifies thickness of parts with specifications, using gauge. May sharpen machine blades. May be designated according to parts split as Ball-Point Splitter; Heel-Cover Splitter; Heel splitter; Heel-Top-Lift Splitter; Insole-And-Outsole Splitter; Sole Splitter. May be designated according to machine tended as Band Splitter.


Should I be a Machine Splitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Machine Splitter

    Most Machine Splitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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