pre-lasting operator


Pre-lasting operators handle tools and equipment for placing stiffeners, moulding toe puff and other actions necessary for lasting the uppers of the footwear over the last. They make preparations for lasting-cemented construction by attaching the insole, inserting the stiffener, back moulding and conditioning the uppers before lasting.

Alternative label

  • insole and heel stiffener

  • arch-cushion-press operator

  • stiffener moulder

  • arch cushion press operator

  • insole beveler

  • bevel cutting machine tender

  • toe puf moulder

  • bevel cutting machine operator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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