Tape-Controlled Machine Stitcher

Tend a battery of stitching machines that stitch decorative designs.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tape-Controlled Machine Stitchers do?

Tends battery of automatic stitching machines that stitch decorative designs on shoe parts, according to instructions encoded on tape cassettes: Receives bundles of shoe parts with tags that identify instruction cassette and style and color of thread to be used in stitching shoe parts. Places specified spools of thread on spindle of each machine, draws thread through machine guides and needles, and inserts prewound bobbin in shuttle. Positions shoe parts, such as upper or vamp, on holding device of machines, and depresses machine clamps to secure parts on device for stitching. Selects and inserts specified cassette in console of stitching machine, and presses buttons to activate machines that automatically stitch design according to encoded instructions on cassette. Removes shoe parts and examines design to verify conformance to specification.

Should I be a Tape-Controlled Machine Stitcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Counter Maker, Cover Maker, Stitcher, Tape-Controlled Machine, Tape Controlled Machine Stitcher

    How to Become a
    Tape-Controlled Machine Stitcher

    Most Tape-Controlled 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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