Data & Research
UI Portal Employer Portal Claimant Portal
 
* ELMI Occupation Report *
 
Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.   (O'Net 51-6041.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Back Shoe Cutter, Backshoe Person, Belt Maker, Bench Hand, Boot and Saddle Repair Person, Boot Maker   (view all job titles)
 
  • Career Video
  • Wages
  • Employment Trends
  • Industries of Employment
  • Tasks
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Abilities
  • Work Activities
  • Interests
  • Work Styles
  • License Information
  • Education & Training Requirements
  • Schools
  • Other Resources
  • Related Occupations
  •  


    Career Video
    related to Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Manufacturing photo Manufacturing
    Additional videos and more information available at
     


    Wages
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
    No wage data for this occupation.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
    No trend data for this occupation.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Leather and allied product manufacturing 42.9%
    Repair and maintenance 23.6%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 21.7%
    Sporting goods, hobby, book, and music stores 1.1%
    Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods 0.7%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Cut out parts following patterns or outlines, using knives, shears, scissors, or machine presses.
     
  • Construct, decorate, or repair leather products according to specifications, using sewing machines, needles and thread, leather lacing, glue, clamps, hand tools, and/or rivets.
     
  • Align and stitch or glue materials such as fabric, fleece, leather, or wood, in order to join parts.
     
  • Dye, soak, polish, paint, stamp, stitch, stain, buff, or engrave leather or other materials to obtain desired effects, decorations, or shapes.
     
  • Select materials and patterns, and trace patterns onto materials to be cut out.
     
  • Dress and otherwise finish boots or shoes, as by trimming the edges of new soles and heels to the shoe shape.
     
  • Estimate the costs of requested products or services such as custom footwear or footwear repair, and receive payment from customers.
     
  • Attach insoles to shoe lasts, affix shoe uppers, and apply heels and outsoles.
     
  • Cement, nail, or sew soles and heels to shoes.
     
  • Shape shoe heels with a knife, and sand them on a buffing wheel for smoothness.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2007
     


    Knowledge
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2007
     


    Skills
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2007
     


    Work Activities
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2007
     


    Interests
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • 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.
     
  • Artistic - Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2007
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
  •  
  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
  •  
  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  •  
  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
  •  
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers  updated June 2007
     


    Schools
    offering instructional programs related to Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Shoe, Boot and Leather Repair.
     
     Search for schools offering these programs at
     
     
     
    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


    Other Resources
    for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
  • Labor Exchange Information
  • A source for occupational characteristics, such as age, gender, race, and years of education and an alternative source for occupational wage rates. Limited to people looking for jobs and the jobs advertised through VDOL Vermont Job Link.
  • Look for statewide information over the latest 12 months for Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers.
  •  
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • No handbook information for this occupation.
     
  • CareerOneStop
  • CareerOneStop is...
  • Your source for employment information and inspiration
  • The place to manage your career
  • Your pathway to career success
  • Tools to help job seekers, students, businessess and career professionals
  • Go to
  • O*NET™ Online
  • O*NET Online is an interactive web site for those interested in exploring occupations through O*NET, The Occupational Information Network database.   All of the descriptive information on this page comes from the O*NET database, version 18.1, released March 2014.   The O*NET database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation's primary source of occupational information.
  • For additional information on Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers , go to O*NET Online Detail Report.
  • Home page is at   
  •  

    Related Occupations
    Occupations with skill requirements similar to Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers
    Back to Top
     
     
  • Butchers and Meat Cutters
  •  
  • Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
  •  
  • Cutters and Trimmers, Hand
  •  
  • Fabric Menders, Except Garment
  •  
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
  •  
  • Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
  •  
  • Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service
  •  
  • Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers
  •  
  • Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
  •  
  • Print Binding and Finishing Workers
  •  
    source: Occupational Information Network: Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers 
     

     
     
     
    Vermont.gov State of Vermont Department of Labor