Carpet Cutter I

Measure and cut carpets from stock rolls to specified dimensions.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Carpet Cutter Is do?

Measures and cuts carpet from stock rolls to specified dimensions or according to diagrammed instructions, using tape measure, triangle, chalkline, and hand cutting tool: Unrolls carpeting on floor, measures cutting dimensions, using triangle and tape measure, and marks cutting guide lines, using chalkline. Inserts and aligns hand cutting tool under carpet, and pushes and guides cutting tool across carpet to cut required size and shape carpet from stock roll. Rerolls carpeting to be returned to storage and rolls up cut carpet to facilitate further operations.


Should I be a Carpet Cutter I?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Carpet Cutter I

    Most Carpet Cutter Is 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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