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"Shoe Machine Operatos and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Shoe Machine Operatos and Tender"

1) Test machinery to ensure proper functioning before beginning production.

2) Select and insert cassettes into consoles of stitching machines in order to stitch decorative designs onto shoe parts.

3) Staple sides of shoes, pressing a foot-treadle to position and hold each shoe under the feeder of the machine.

4) Align parts to be stitched, following seams, edges, or markings, before positioning them under needles.

5) Cut excess thread or material from shoe parts, using scissors or knives.

6) Draw thread through machine guide slots, needles, and presser-feet in preparation for stitching, or load rolls of wire through machine axles.

7) Fill shuttle spools with thread from a machine's bobbin-winder by pressing a foot-treadle.

8) Lower levers to open guides for passing wire along and through machine feeders; then raise levers to close guides, and turn knobs to adjust wire tension.

9) Operate or tend machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.

 

 

11) Select and place spools of thread or pre-wound bobbins into shuttles, or onto spindles or loupers of stitching machines.

12) Study work orders and/or shoe part tags to obtain information about workloads, specifications, and the types of materials to be used.


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13) Switch on machines, then lower pressure feet or rollers to secure parts and start machine stitching, using hand, foot, or knee controls.

14) Turn knobs to adjust stitch length and thread tension.

15) Turn screws to regulate size of staples.

16) Turn setscrews on needle bars, and position required numbers of needles in stitching machines.

17) Collect shoe parts from conveyer belts or racks and place them in machinery such as ovens or on molds for dressing, returning them to conveyers or racks to send them to the next work station.

18) Hammer loose staples for proper attachment.

19) Load hot-melt plastic rod glue through reactivator axles, using wrenches, then switch on reactivators, setting temperature and timers to heat glue to specifications.

20) Perform routine equipment maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating machines or replacing broken needles.

21) Position dies on material in a manner that will obtain the maximum number of parts from each portion of material.

Job Description for "Shoe Machine Operatos and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-6042.00