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Leather Production - Occupations Duties

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Belt Puncher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that cut, punch, rivet, or staple parts to leather to make apparel belts
  • Position leather in machine
  • Start machine and depresses pedal to cut leather into specified strips for body of belt or belt loops
  • Place leather strip against guides in stapling or riveting machine or punch press
  • Depress pedal to punch buckle or tongue holes in belt, shear shape belt ends, staple belt loops onto belt, rivet buckle to belt, or attach snap fasteners to join parts
  • May be designated according to operation performed as Leather-Belt-Loop Cutter leather prod. , Leather-Belt Puncher leather prod. , Leather-Belt Shaper leather prod. , or according to type of belt made as Leather-Cartridge-Belt Maker leather prod. , Mens Leather-Dress-Belt Maker leather prod. , Womens Leather-Belt Maker leather prod. .

Belt Roller Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that winds leather belting or shoelaces onto cardboard or wooden spool for shipment
  • Mount clamps roll of leather stripping on spindle of winding machine
  • Slide empty spool onto winding axle and threads leather between pressure rollers, under machine counter and onto spool
  • Start machine that winds leather onto spool
  • Observe machine counter stops machine after specified amount of leather has been wound onto spool
  • Cuts leather from roll, using knife
  • Remove spool from winding axle packs spool in shipping container or wraps spool in paper.

Cartridge Belt Puncher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machines that cut, punch, rivet, or staple parts to leather to make apparel belts
  • Position leather in machine
  • Start machine and depresses pedal to cut leather into specified strips for body of belt or belt loops
  • Place leather strip against guides in stapling or riveting machine or punch press
  • Depress pedal to punch buckle or tongue holes in belt, shear shape belt ends, staple belt loops onto belt, rivet buckle to belt, or attach snap fasteners to join parts
  • May be designated according to operation performed as Leather-Belt-Loop Cutter leather prod. , Leather-Belt Puncher leather prod. , Leather-Belt Shaper leather prod. , or according to type of belt made as Leather-Cartridge-Belt Maker leather prod. , Mens Leather-Dress-Belt Maker leather prod. , Womens Leather-Belt Maker leather prod. .

Case Finisher Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble and finishes suitcases radio, jewelry, and instrument cases, and lines or covers them with material, like leather, velvet, or satin, performing any combination of following tasks
  • Insert hinge wings into slots in top and bottom sections of case secures them in grooves, using pinch pliers, or rivets, nails, or screws hinges in position
  • Open case verifies lid angle, using table gauge
  • Cuts specified material to size, using pattern shears, or obtains precut fabric
  • Brush glue on area to be covered
  • Position material on inner or outer surfaces of case smooths out wrinkles, using fingers
  • Trim excess fabric from joints, seams, and edges, using knife
  • Glue or nails bracing blocks to case covers blocks with material
  • Press cushion or pad into upper lower sections of case
  • Examine case for misalignment of edges, and opens and closes lid to test action of hinges spring
  • Hold case over air nozzle and presses pedal to remove dust lint
  • Pack cases in shipping cartons
  • May crimp lids to case or crimp bottoms to case frame, using pneumatic-powered crimper
  • May repair or replace hinges, linings, and springs be designated Case Repairer leather prod. .

Coating machine Feeder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed leather or plastic into machine that coats material with waterproof paint or adhesive for use in lining or covering luggage or novelty cases
  • Cover one side of material with protective leather sheet feeds material through machine rollers or revolving brush to coat exposed surface.

Covering machine Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend pneumatic-powered machine that stretches presses precemented leather part over metal keycase half to form decorative covering on keycase
  • Turn knobs and handles to actuate heating element in machine open air valves
  • Place metal keycase half in machine ram-head depression and positions precemented leather part in bottom die jaws of machine
  • Press buttons to open air valves that force ram head down into die jaws to cover keycase half with leather
  • Remove part from machine inspects leather for defective covering
  • Press loose edges of leather into snap slot, using folding bone.

Custom leather products Maker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Lays out, cuts, and assembles custom leather products, like belts, purses, sandals, and garments, from original designs or existing patterns
  • Examine customers sketch or sample of leather product to be fabricated confers with customer regarding specifications of product
  • Draw outline of leather parts on paper or cardboard to form pattern and cuts out pattern pieces, using square, compass, ruler, pencil and scissors
  • Select leather, positions pattern on leather, and cuts leather parts, using knife shears
  • Assemble leather products according to sketch, utilizing knowledge and experience and work devices, like sewing machine, needle and thread or leather lacing, glue & clamps, or rivets riveting tool
  • Apply liquid dyes, soaks leather in water, or engraves designs on leather to obtain special effects or shapes
  • Attach buckles, metal rings, decorative brads, or grommets according to design, using handtools
  • Stitch or glues fabric or leather linings according to product design
  • Occasionally displays items sells them to customers.

Cut lace machine Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that cuts leather into strips lace for power-transmission belting, dress belts, or boot laces
  • Scribe line along edge of tanned hide, using ruler, chalk, or pencil
  • Cuts leather along ruled line to square edge, using knife
  • Turn screws to adjust machine guide to specified width
  • Start machine inserts leather between feed rollers, against machine guide, and under circular knife that cuts leather into strips
  • Ties strips into bundles for further processing or shipment by hand or using automatic bundling machine
  • May be designated according to product as Belting Cutter leather prod. , Boot-Lace Cutter, Machine leather prod. , Sole-Stock Cutter leather prod. .

Cutter Machine Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that cuts leather into strips lace for power-transmission belting, dress belts, or boot laces
  • Scribe line along edge of tanned hide, using ruler, chalk, or pencil
  • Cuts leather along ruled line to square edge, using knife
  • Turn screws to adjust machine guide to specified width
  • Start machine inserts leather between feed rollers, against machine guide, and under circular knife that cuts leather into strips
  • Ties strips into bundles for further processing or shipment by hand or using automatic bundling machine
  • May be designated according to product as Belting Cutter leather prod. , Boot-Lace Cutter, Machine leather prod. , Sole-Stock Cutter leather prod. .

Decorator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Attach metal findings onto leather to decorate articles, like belts, gloves, and handbags, using either of following methods
  • 1 Positions template on precut leather article
  • Punch holes in leather, following markings on template, using hammer punch
  • Insert findings, like buttons, locks, and ornaments, into holes and clinches findings, using hammer prying tool
  • 2 Brushes cement onto fittings, positions fittings on premarked leather article, and presses fittings to leather.

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