Job Definition

  • making, modifying and repairing standard footwear to meet individual requirements
  • making, modifying and repairing orthopaedic or therapeutic footwear according to doctors' prescriptions, or modifying existing footwear for people with foot problems and special needs
  • repairing belts, luggage, purses and similar products
  • taking plaster casts of deformed legs or foot to prepare drawings
  • preparing inserts, heel pads, and lifts from casts of customers' feet
  • studying drawings and other specifications to make footwear according to customer’s needs
  • studying work orders and/or shoe part tags to obtain information about workloads, specifications, and the types of materials to be used
  • checking the texture, colour, and strength of leather to ensure that it is adequate for a particular purpose
  • cutting out, shaping and padding parts for making leather articles
  • sewing rips or patching holes to repair articles, such as purses, belts, shoes, and luggage
  • removing and examining shoes, shoe parts, and designs to verify conformance to specifications such as proper embedding of stitches in channels
  • attaching accessories or ornamentation to decorate or protect products
  • making and repairing articles such as saddles and harnesses for animals, luggage, handbags, briefcases, leather bags, belts and other accessories

    Educational level

    • Skilled