sole and heel operator


Sole and heel operators attach soles or heels to the footwear by stitching, cementing or nailing. They may work with several machines, for example for slipping the lasts, or for roughing, dusting or attaching heels. They also operate various machines both for stitched or cemented constructions.

Alternative label

  • heel nailing machine tender

  • heel nailing machine operator

  • sole stitcher

  • shoe cementer

  • sole cementer

  • sole blacker

Regulatory aspect

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