Button Cutting Machine Operator

Cut button blanks from shells.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Button Cutting Machine Operators do?

Cuts button blanks from shells: Holds shell against machine fixture by hand or using tongs. Moves lever or depresses pedal to advance tubular saw into shell and cut out button blank. Determines location for cuts according to size, shape, and condition of individual shell in order to obtain maximum number of blanks. Replaces dulled saws, using wrenches. May reset and sharpen saws, using hand files.

Should I be a Button Cutting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Cloth-Cutting-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Button Cutting Machine Operator

    Most Button 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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