Machine Staker

Tend machines that flex and stretch leathers to make the leathers pliable.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Stakers do?

Tends machine that flexes and stretches leather to make leather pliable: Positions leather between rotating belt and jaws of reciprocating arm. Starts machine to reciprocate arm that flexes and stretches leather. Shifts position of leather on belt to flex entire area. Turns wheel to regulate stroke of arm. May tend machine that stretches hide on frames and be designated Stretching-Machine Tender, Frame.


Should I be a Machine Staker?

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

  • Also known as: Staker, Machine, Stuffer, Machine, Wire-Stitcher, Machine

    How to become a Machine Staker

    Machine Stakers 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 Staker-related education!
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