Sample 1 - State of California

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Shoe Machine Workers
(SOC Code : 51-6042)
in California

Operate or tend a variety of machines to join, decorate, reinforce, or finish shoes and shoe parts.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) .

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
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Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing248100.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Shoe, Boot and Leather Repair

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Study work orders and/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.
Perform routine equipment maintenance such as cleaning and lubricating machines or replacing broken needles.
Cut excess thread or material from shoe parts, using scissors or knives.
Turn screws to regulate size of staples.
Align parts to be stitched, following seams, edges, or markings, before positioning them under needles.
Switch on machines, then lower pressure feet or rollers to secure parts and start machine stitching, using hand, foot, or knee controls.
Turn setscrews on needle bars, and position required numbers of needles in stitching machines.
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.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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