Molded Rubber Goods Cutter

Tend machines that cut and trim cured rubber articles.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Molded Rubber Goods Cutters do?

Tends machines that cut and trim cured rubber articles, such as ear plugs, water goggles, and automotive parts, from molded rubber sheets: Selects cutting die and fastens to bed of cutting machine with clamps or bolts. Positions molded rubber sheet over die, feeling with fingers to determine that each article in sheet is evenly aligned with cutting edges of die. Places fiberboard over rubber sheet to prevent damage to die cutting edges from ram. Pushes buttons to lower ram and cut out parts. May be designated according to type of machine used as Hydraulic-Punch-Press Operator; Roller-Die-Cutting-Machine Operator.


Should I be a Molded Rubber Goods Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Molded Rubber Goods Cutter

    Most Molded Rubber Goods 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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