Cut-Lace Machine Operator

Tend machines that cut leathers into strips.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cut-Lace Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts leather into strips for power-transmission belting, dress belts, or boot laces: Scribes line along edge of tanned hide, using ruler, chalk, or pencil. Cuts leather along ruled line to square edge, using knife. Turns screws to adjust machine guide to specified width. Starts machine and inserts leather between feed rollers, against machine guide, and under circular knife that cuts leather into strips. Ties strips into bundles for further processing or shipment by hand or using automatic bundling machine. May be designated according to product as Belting Cutter; Boot-Lace Cutter, Machine; Sole-Stock Cutter.


Should I be a Cut-Lace Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Multicut-Line Operator

    How to Become a
    Cut-Lace Machine Operator

    Most Cut-Lace Machine 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+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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