Blueprint Trimmer

Cut and prepare blueprints for shipment.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $32,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Blueprint Trimmers do?

Cuts blueprints, measures print margins, punches holes in prints, and folds, staples, and labels blueprints for shipment: Cuts individual print from continuous strip of processed prints, using shears. Verifies dimensions of blueprint margins, using ruler, and cuts off excess, using shears. Punches holes in blueprint, using paper punch, and folds prints. Staples specified number of prints to folded edges of wrapping paper to form bound set. Writes name and address of customer on wrapping. May sort prints according to numerical code. May examine blueprints for defects, such as clarity and double image.

Should I be a Blueprint Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Blueprint Assembler

    How to become a Blueprint Trimmer

    Most Blueprint Trimmers 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:9raaaa&chl=no+college+%2878%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,78,78
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