Utility Bag Assembler

Assemble leather utility bags.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Utility Bag Assemblers do?

Assembles leather utility bags, using handtools and power tools: Brushes cement on underside of utility bag frame, positions frame unit in zipper template and zipper on cemented surface of unit to align and join zipper to unit prior to stitching operation. Brushes cement on bottom of bag frame flaps, positions metal frame bar on cemented surface, and folds leather flaps over bars. Places frame unit on bar cutter bed, depresses pedal to lower ram that holds unit in position, and pulls bar cutter knife handle to trim ends of zipper and frame. Brushes stain on cut ends. Positions frame on bending machine template, depresses pedal to lower ram that holds unit in position, and presses ends of unit down to shape frame into utility bag opening. Positions frame unit and carrying strap on anvil of stapling machine and depresses pedal to staple frame and strap. May hold seam between jaws of hammering device that straightens stitched seam and pushes seam out to form bead.


Should I be an Utility Bag Assembler?

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: Assembler, Utility Buildings, Utility Assembler

    How to become an Utility Bag Assembler

    Utility Bag Assemblers 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 Utility Bag Assembler-related education!
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