lasting machine operator

Description

Lasting machine operators pull the forepart, the waist and the seat of the upper over the last using specific machines with the aim of obtaining the final shape of the footwear model. They start by placing the toe in the machine, stretching the edges of the upper over the last, and pressing the seat. They then flatten the wiped edges and cut excess box toe and lining, and use stitching or cementing to fix the shape.

Scope notes

Includes people using hot melt adhesives, vulcanisation or Goodyear method among others. 
 Includes people performing lasting activities by stitching soles to the uppers.

Alternative label

  • lasting machine tender

  • lasting-machine operator

  • machine puller and laster

  • lasting room machine operator

  • laster

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/16d7bae5-503e-4e19-bc8b-619c9bcf5c4f