Chopped Strand Operator

Tend machines that cut strands of fiberglass sliver into staple lengths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chopped Strand Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts strands of fiberglass sliver into staple lengths: Pulls ends of sliver from creel and feeds sliver into feed rollers of cutter. Observes staple lengths falling from cutters into container on scales to detect defects, such as dirty strands and flared ends. Removes shipping containers from scales as specified weight is attained and seals container with gummed tape. Pastes label on shipping container and places container on pallet. Records weight on production records.

Should I be a Chopped Strand Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Cropper, Sliver Chopper

    How to become a Chopped Strand Operator

    Most Chopped Strand 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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