Machine Stripper-Cutter

Tend machines that automatically strip, dehead, and cut macaroni goods.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Stripper-Cutters do?

Tends machines equipped with guillotine knives or bandsaw, stick pusher, and deheader, that automatically strip, dehead, and cut macaroni long goods to specified length: Starts elevator to position rack of dried macaroni beside machine. Pulls machine arm that lifts drying stick of macaroni from rack onto chain conveyor that feeds it onto machine bed. Starts deheading hammer, stick pusher, and knives, and feeds macaroni onto packaging conveyor. Starts machine that automatically strips and dehooks macaroni, and passes it through preset bandsaw to cut product into specified lengths for packaging. Removes cut macaroni from trough and places in box on packaging conveyor line.


Should I be a Machine Stripper-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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Straight Cutter, Machine, Straight Knife Machine Cutter, Stripper-Cutter, Machine, Upper Cutter, Machine

    How to become a Machine Stripper-Cutter

    Most Machine Stripper-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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