Special Machine Stitcher

Operate stitching machines to perform specific function.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Special Machine Stitchers do?

Operates stitching machine to perform specific function, such as to reinforce shoe parts or attach buckles: Places specified spool of thread or prewound bobbin on spindle or in shuttle and draws thread through guides, slots, and needles. Aligns parts to be stitched, following seams, edges, or markings. Positions parts under needle and depresses pedal to start machine. Cuts excess threads, using scissors or knife. May guide parts past machine head during stitching cycle. May be designated according to type of stitch used or part stitched as Lockstitcher; Platform Stitcher; Plug Stitcher; Rapid-Outsole Stitcher; Sole Stitcher. Important variables may be indicated by trade names of machines used.

Should I be a Special Machine Stitcher?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Splitter, Machine, Stitcher, Special Machine

    How to become a Special Machine Stitcher

    Most Special Machine Stitchers 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%285%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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