Study work orders or shoe part tags to obtain information about workloads, specifications, and the types of materials to be used.
Remove and examine shoes, shoe parts, and designs to verify conformance to specifications such as proper embedding of stitches in channels.
Turn screws to regulate size of staples.
Align parts to be stitched, following seams, edges, or markings, before positioning them under needles.
Turn setscrews on needle bars, and position required numbers of needles in stitching machines.
Switch on machines, lower pressure feet or rollers to secure parts, and start machine stitching, using hand, foot, or knee controls.
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.
Position dies on material in a manner that will obtain the maximum number of parts from each portion of material.
Test machinery to ensure proper functioning before beginning production.
Operate or tend machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.