Cutting Machine Fixer

Set up and repair machines that cut floats on filling pile fabrics.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cutting Machine Fixers do?

Sets up and repairs machines that cut floats on filling pile fabrics, employing knowledge of machine operation and cutting process: Turns thumbscrews to raise or lower straightedge so that blades will cut through filling floats without damaging ground cloth, using thickness gauge as guide. Patrols work area and examines cloth and machines to detect operating defects. Replaces worn or broken parts, such as belts, cams, gears, pulleys, and cutting blades, using handtools. May operate grinding machine to sharpen cutting blades. May lubricate machine.

Should I be a Cutting Machine Fixer?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Facer, Buffing Wheel

    How to become a Cutting Machine Fixer

    Most Cutting Machine Fixers 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+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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