Hand Zipper Trimmer

Measure slide fastener chains and cut the excess scoops from the chains.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Zipper Trimmers do?

Measures slide fastener chains and cuts excess scoops from chains to shorten chains to specified length: Measures chain against bench mounted ruler to determine number of scoops to remove. Cuts each scoop from tape, using pincers. Rubs scoops against edge of bench to remove them from tape. Cuts tape between chains to form individual zipper, using scissors. Examines zippers for broken or missing scoops and discards defective zippers. May count and record number of zippers produced.


Should I be a Hand Zipper Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Zipper Measurer, Zipper Trimmer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Zipper Trimmer

    Most Hand Zipper Trimmers 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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