Making-Line Worker

Place parts and join seams to assemble rubber footwear articles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Making-Line Workers do?

Places parts and joins seams to assemble rubber footwear articles as they pass by on lasts on conveyor jacks, performing any combination of following tasks: Places last on conveyor jack. Removes upper from conveyor, wraps around last, and presses back seam at heel to hold upper onto last. Turns or pulls last upright in position for next operation. Joins seams, such as back, toe, pocket, and top, allowing specified margin and pressing seams with fingers to ensure complete union. Removes part from book, frame, board, or stack and adds part to workpiece by fitting and placing in designated location, each worker performing one operation, at successive stations, until article is completed. Aligns parts, using other parts as guides or according to markings stamped on parts or metal form gauges. Swabs dry parts with benzine or naphtha to restore tackiness.


Should I be a Making-Line Worker?

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: Magazine Worker

    How to become a Making-Line Worker

    Making-Line Workers 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 Making-Line Worker-related education!
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