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Deskidding Machine Operator

Tend machines that create zigzag designs in outsoles for rubber footwear.

What does a Deskidding Machine Operator do?

Tends automatic machine that cuts wavy or zigzag designs in outsoles for rubber footwear to provide nonskid surface: Positions sole on slide carriage under blade and between spring clamps that hold ends of sole to carriage. Starts machine and moves lever to depress cutter that automatically cuts single row to set depth in vertical reciprocating action. Moves lever to raise cutter, depresses pedal to return carriage to starting position, and repeats process to cut additional rows. Releases clamps to replace finished workpiece. Examines depth of cut, using mold mark on sole edge as guide, and raises or lowers blade, using wrench to adjust depth.