Outsoles Channel Opener

Tend machines that flare slits in preslit edges of shoe outsoles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Outsoles Channel Openers do?

Tends machine that flares slit in preslit edge of shoe outsoles to form channel and facilitate stitching of welt to outsole. Pushes and guides edge of outsole against tapered revolving roller to flare slit.


Should I be an Outsoles Channel Opener?

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

  • Also known as: Chalker, Soles, Channel Opener, Outsoles, Outsole Paraffiner

    How to become an Outsoles Channel Opener

    Outsoles Channel Openers 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 Outsoles Channel Opener-related education!
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