Machine Trimmer II

Operate machines to trim flashes from molded rubber heels or soles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Trimmer IIs do?

Operates machine to trim flash from molded rubber heels, soles, or arch cushions or from tops of rubber footwear: Starts machine and positions edge of workpiece on feed roller beneath cutter guard. Holds and turns workpiece against guard, presenting all edges to reciprocating or rotating blade to remove excess material. Depresses pedal to raise guard so that seams will not be jagged or torn. Turns setscrews to adjust height of guard to thickness of material processed and to replace dull blades. May trim heels by setting them on base plate and turning heels by hand against matching circular knives. May be designated according to material trimmed as Cushion Trimmer; Heel Trimmer II; Sole Trimmer; Top Trimmer II.


Should I be a Machine Trimmer II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Heel Trimmer II, Trimmer, Machine II

    How to become a Machine Trimmer II

    Most Machine Trimmer IIs 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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