Cutter Operator

Tend machines that shred woodpulps.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cutter Operators do?

Tends machine that shreds woodpulp to specified size for use as filler in producing plastics materials: Inserts mandrel through core of woodpulp roll and mounts roll on unreeling stand, using overhead hoist. Threads sheet into machine feed rolls and adjusts cutting blade, using handtools. Starts machine and observes discharge of shredded pulp into conveyor system or automatic weigh bin to ascertain conformity to specifications. Cleans dust from equipment, using airhose or brush. Records weight and number of rolls cut. May adjust braking device to prevent bulking or tearing of sheet.

Should I be a Cutter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Clicker Operator, Die Cutter Operator, Marble-Cutter Operator, Packer Operator, Ripper Operator See More

    How to become a Cutter Operator

    Most Cutter 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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