Stock Fitter

Cut and shape leather insoles and outsoles for further processing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stock Fitters do?

Cuts and shapes leather insoles and outsoles for further processing, performing any combination of following duties: Tends machine to stamp out insole or outsole blanks. Trims blanks to pattern size by feeding through sole-rounding machine. Sorts blanks according to designated quality standards. Feeds blanks into splitting machine to cut to desired thickness. Shaves edges of soles at shank to improve appearance and to increase flexibility. Roughens band around edge of outsole. Applies bank of cement around edge of outsole. May cement cord platforms, staple wedgies to platforms, and cut and turn channels for welt shoes. May cement filler to ball of insole to prevent squeaking of finished shoe.

Should I be a Stock Fitter?

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

  • Also known as: Neck Fitter, Stock Lifter, Stock Pitcher

    How to become a Stock Fitter

    Stock Fitters 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 Stock Fitter-related education!
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