Sole Conforming Machine Operator

Operate machines to mold outsoles or insoles to conform to shoe last.

What does a Sole Conforming Machine Operator do?

Operates machine to mold outsoles or insoles to conform to shoe last at shank and arch: Turns thumbscrews or moves lever along calibrated dial to adjust last and size guides to specifications. Sponges grained surface of sole at arch to soften leather. Positions sole on die and against guides. Pulls lever to lower mold that presses sole against die, shaping arch and shank. Replaces dies and molds when last or shoe sizes change.