Becoming a Footwear Production Machine Operator
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Becoming a Footwear Production Machine Operator

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Operates machines to manufacture ready-to-wear footwear.
Training time 1 - 2 years
Average pay $43,656
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 200

What does a Footwear Production Machine Operator do?

  • preparing machines for operation by selecting and installing attachments and components for specialised functions
  • setting and operating controls used to regulate processing operations
  • starting machines and monitoring operation to detect faults and ensure effectiveness of operation
  • loading drums with hides and skins, textiles, and dyeing and tanning solutions
  • cutting and machining leather and synthetic shoe uppers, and making shoes using moulded and cement construction techniques
  • threading loom shuttles with cross-yarn arms
  • positioning and feeding machines with fibre packages
  • repairing broken yarns by tying and splicing ends

Specialisations

  • Shoemaking Cutter
  • Shoemaking Finisher

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