Cut-Out and Marking Machine Operator

Tend machines that trim leather shoe parts and mark stitching outlines.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cut-Out and Marking Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that simultaneously trims leather shoe parts to size, punches perforations, and marks stitching outline: Bolts specified die to ram or bed of machine, using wrench. Brushes ink on roller which marks stitch outline on part. Positions part on machine and presses pedal to start machine. Stacks processed parts.


Should I be a Cut-Out and Marking Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cut-Out Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Cut-Out and Marking Machine Operator

    Cut-Out and Marking Machine Operators generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Cut-Out and Marking Machine Operator-related education!
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