Welt Wheeler

Tend machines that press decorative indentations on welt.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Welt Wheelers do?

Tends machine that presses decorative indentations on welt to separate or simulate stitches: Positions shoe against guide on machine bed. Pulls lever to adjust blade for stitch length when separating stitches. Depresses pedal to raise bed, pressing welt against machine head. Holds welt under indenter blade to separate stitches or under heated corrugated wheel that forms simulated stitching. May be designated according to process as Stitch Separator.


Should I be a Welt Wheeler?

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

  • Also known as: Heel Wheeler, Wheelman

    How to become a Welt Wheeler

    Welt Wheelers 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 Wheeler-related education!
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