Knife Setter

Assemble and install knife blocks in beet slicing machine.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Knife Setters do?

Assembles and installs knife blocks in beet slicing machine: Positions knives on block, aligns knives with cutter bar, using gauge. Bolts knives in place on block, using handtools. Places assembled block on cutter wheel and bolts it in place, using handtools. May order or purchase replacement parts and cutter knives for slicing machines. May remove and disassemble knife blocks preparatory to sharpening.


Should I be a Knife Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Knife Setter

    Most Knife Setters 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:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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