Gold Cutter

Cut goldleaf sheets and fill interleaved books with cut sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Gold Cutters do?

Cuts goldleaf sheets to specified sizes and fills interleaved books with cut sheets, using handtools: Removes sheet of goldleaf from mold, using wood pinchers. Places sheets on worktable and smooths sheets preparatory to cutting. Cuts sheets to specified size, using cutting device. Places goldleaf in interleaved book, using wood pinchers. May operate electric cutting machine to cut goldleaf.

Should I be a Gold Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Goring Cutter

    How to become a Gold Cutter

    Most Gold Cutters 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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