Core Shaper

Tend machines that shape sides or cambers of wooden or foam core blanks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Core Shapers do?

Tends machine that shapes sides or cambers of wooden or foam core blanks or plastic base strips used in ski manufacturing: Installs specified cutter heads, templates, and guides according to work order, using handtools. Starts machine that shapes core blanks or plastic base strips, following template contours. May be designated according to operation performed as Core Shaper, Sides; Core Shaper, Top.

Should I be a Core Shaper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Core Shaper, Sides, Core Shaper, Top, Open-Shank Coverer, Pan Shover

    How to become a Core Shaper

    Most Core Shapers 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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