Tend machines that nick curved edges of shoe parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Nickers do?

Tends machine that nicks curved edges of shoe parts, such as vamps, tongues, quarters, and bindings, to facilitate folding of edges, using either of following methods: Turns machine head to bring designated multiedged die into position. Positions part under die and depresses pedal that forces die downward, nicking edge; or Places part on machine post against guide and presses part against reciprocating knife to nick edge. May be designated according to part nicked as Binding Nicker.

Should I be a Nicker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Binding Nicker, Clicker, Pinker, Twin-Beam Clicker

    How to become a Nicker

    Most Nickers 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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