Steel Box Toe Inserter

Insert steel box toes into forepart of safety shoes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Steel Box Toe Inserters do?

Inserts steel box toe into forepart of safety shoe: Places toe of lasted shoe in steam box to soften leather and positions steamed shoe on pin jack. Pulls tacks and upper-holding wire from toe area of shoe, using lasting tool. Draws upper leather back from toe area by hand and inserts steel box toe over lining. Brushes cement onto vamp edge of box toe and covers edge with felt strip to prevent friction between metal and upper leather. Pulls upper leather back over toe area, using lasting tool. Tacks edges of shoe upper to last, using hammer.

Should I be a Steel Box Toe Inserter?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Steel Box Toe Inserter

    Steel Box Toe Inserters 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 Steel Box Toe Inserter-related education!
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