Shoe and Leather Workers and Repairers:

Construct, decorate, or repair leather and leather-like products, such as luggage, shoes, and saddles.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $26,440.00
Average Time to Fill 59 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 467
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -8.63 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Fabricate garments or textile products
Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products
Sew materials by hand
Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production
Fabricate goods from leather
Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products
Position patterns on equipment, materials, or workpieces
Cut fabric or leather material
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Attach decorative or functional accessories to products
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials
Dye fabric or leather articles
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production
Package goods for shipment or storage
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured textile, fabric, or apparel products by hand

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Occupational Health and Safety
Equipment Repair
Electrical Systems
Technical Training
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification

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