Cutter II

Feed broomcorn stems into lever-type cutters.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cutter IIs do?

Feeds broomcorn stems into lever-type cutter that cuts them for use in making brooms: Shakes stems against table to align ends. Positions stems on table against gauge and depresses pedal or manually lowers blade to cut stems to specified length. May remove seed and straighten fibers [BROOMCORN SEEDER].


Should I be a Cutter II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Brush or Broom Cutter, Cutter, First, Setter-In

    How to become a Cutter II

    Most Cutter IIs have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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