Core Cutter and Reamer

Tend machines that cut, ream, and slot paper roll cores.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Core Cutter and Reamers do?

Tends machines that cut, ream, and slot paper roll cores made of cardboard, fiber, or metal, according to work order specifications: Installs and aligns cutoff saw, reamer, and slot cutters in machines according to length and diameter of core, using rule and wrench. Starts machines and cuts core to length, using circular saw. Pushes core along feeder trough of reamer to ream out ends. Feeds core into cutters of slotting machine to cut slots in core ends. Inserts metal caps in ends of nonmetal cores to coincide with slots in cores, using hammer. May reclaim defective caps by removing them with cap puller and hammering out dents. May tend machines that cut and slot paper roll cores and be designated Core Cutter.


Should I be a Core Cutter and Reamer?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Core Cutter and Reamer

    Most Core Cutter and Reamers 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+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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