Machine Zipper Trimmer

Tend power presses that cut excess scoops from slide fastener chains.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Zipper Trimmers do?

Tends power press that cuts excess scoops from slide fastener chains to shorten them to specified length: Measures chain against machine-mounted ruler to determine number of scoops to remove. Positions stringer under die of press and presses pedal to operate cutter. Rubs cut scoops against edge of press to remove them from tape. Examines zippers for broken or missing scoops and discards defective zippers.


Should I be a Machine Zipper Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Zipper Trimmer, Machine

    How to become a Machine Zipper Trimmer

    Most Machine Zipper Trimmers 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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