Corduroy Cutter Operator

Tend cutting machines that cut woven races in greige corduroy cloth.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Corduroy Cutter Operators do?

Tends one or more cutting machines that cut woven races in greige corduroy cloth: Sews end of cloth to leader, using portable sewing machine. Places slotted wire guides under circular cutting blades so blades project into guide slots, and inserts guides into alternate races with fingers. Positions magnetic stop-motion bar that automatically stops machine when guides slip out of cloth races and make contact with bar. Starts machine and observes cloth to detect inferior cutting. Notifies CUTTING-MACHINE FIXER of inferior cutting resulting from machine malfunction. Withdraws guides at seams, pulls seam through machine, and inserts guides into races behind seam to continue cutting process. Records lot number, piece number, yardage, and production. Doffs cloth from swing-folding attachment onto handtruck. Points guide tips and aligns guides, using pliers, whetstone, and emery cloth.


Should I be a Corduroy Cutter 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Computer Numerical Control Cutting Operator, Die Cut Operator, Electric Cutter Operator See More

    How to become a Corduroy Cutter Operator

    Most Corduroy Cutter 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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