Vulcanizing Press Operator

Tend machines that join uppers of cloth sport shoes to rubber soles.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Vulcanizing Press Operators do?

Tends machine that joins uppers of cloth sport shoes to rubber soles: Places cloth upper over form and rubber sole in electrically heated mold. Starts machine that unites sole and upper by heat and pressure. Reverses mechanism after specified period of time. Ties shoes together in pairs with shoelaces.


Should I be a Vulcanizing Press Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to Become a
    Vulcanizing Press Operator

    Most Vulcanizing Press Operators 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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