Cutter Machine Tender

Tend machines that cut copper or aluminum laminated fiberglass sheets.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cutter Machine Tenders do?

Tends machine that cuts copper or aluminum laminated fiberglass sheets, hardboard, and cardboard backers for production of printed circuit boards: Reads work orders to determine type, size, and quantity of PCB materials to be cut. Adjusts guides on machine to regulate width of cut, using ruler or following calibrated scale on machine bed. Positions and aligns sheets against guides, and depresses pedal to activate blade that cuts material. Adjusts guides and repositions material to trim or square edges to specifications. Records production data. May mount material on spindle of machine that automatically feeds material onto bed of machine for cutting. May tend pinning machine that inserts metal pins into laminated boards and related backing material prior to drilling operation. May replace machine blades, using handtools. May bake cut boards in oven to remove excess moisture. May clean machines.


Should I be a Cutter Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cutter Tender

    How to become a Cutter Machine Tender

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