Blanket Cutting Machine Operator

Tend machines that spread cloths and cut them into blanket lengths.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Blanket Cutting Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that spreads cloth and cuts it into blanket lengths, folds each piece, and stacks folded lengths onto handtruck: Pushes truck of cloth into feeding position and threads cloth through scray, under knife, and into cloth-spreading attachment. Turns thumbscrew to adjust cloth-spreading attachment for specified blanket length. Positions empty truck over hydraulic jack at delivery end of machine and moves lever to elevate truck into receiving position. Releases safety catch from knife and pushes button to start machine. Straightens unevenly piled blankets and adjusts height of truck to facilitate stacking. Records style, color, and number of blanket lengths cut. Works as member of team.


Should I be a Blanket Cutting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Blanket Cutting Machine Operator

    Most Blanket Cutting Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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