Shoelace Tipping Machine Operator

Tend one or several machines that wrap plastic, fiber, or metal bands.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shoelace Tipping Machine Operators do?

Tends one or several machines that wrap plastic, fiber, or metal bands at intervals around strands of braid to form tips of shoelaces and cut braid into laces: Sets measuring device to cut laces of specified length, using handtools and rule guide on machine. Threads end of braid through guides and carrier, and around measuring device and feeder wheels, or ties end of braid to braid in machine. Positions container of glue or solvent solution on machine or pours solution into container attached to machine. Places roll of tipping material in holder and draws end through guides and feeder roller of tipping mechanism. Starts machine that feeds braid through gluing, tipping, and cutting mechanisms and drops laces onto racks. Removes laces from rack, picks out defective laces, and ties laces in bundles.

Should I be a Shoelace Tipping Machine Operator?

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

  • How to Become a
    Shoelace Tipping Machine Operator

    Shoelace Tipping Machine Operators 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 Shoelace Tipping Machine Operator-related education!
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