Ice Cutter

Tend machines that crush, shave, cut, or cube ice.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ice Cutters do?

Tends machines that crush, shave, cut, or cube ice: Pulls blocks of ice into working area with tongs, and breaks ice into chunks, using ice pick or pronged bar. Feeds ice into hoppers of crushing or shaving machines. Places bag under discharge chute and pulls lever to fill bag with crushed or shaved ice. Ties wire around bag, marks weight on bag, and slides bag into storage room. Cuts blocks of ice to specified size, using handsaw, power saw, or heated shear-blade. Pushes sections of ice over series of rotating saws that cut it into layers, rows, and cubes. May be designated according to work performed as Cube Cutter; Ice Crusher.

Should I be an Ice Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Ice Crusher, Ice Grinder

    How to become an Ice Cutter

    Most Ice 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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