Welt Beater

Tend machines that shape and flatten welt of lasted shoes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Welt Beaters do?

Tends machine that shapes and flattens welt of lasted shoe prior to attachment of outsole: Positions shoe on anvil and depresses pedal to start machine. Guides welt under hammer that shapes and flattens it. Depresses second pedal to start slashing knife that scores toe portion of welt to permit smooth curving of welt at toe. May join shank to insole. May join outsole to shoe.

Should I be a Welt Beater?

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: Beater Out, Broke Beater, Sole Beater

    How to become a Welt Beater

    Welt Beaters 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 Welt Beater-related education!
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