Pad Cutter

Tend machines that slice foam rubber blocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pad Cutters do?

Tends machine that slices foam rubber blocks to specified thickness for use in making chair, cushion, and ironing board pads: Turns handwheel to adjust height of roller conveyor under machine knife according to thickness specifications. Pushes block against knife that slices article from block.


Should I be a Pad 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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cap-Parts Cutter, Glove-Parts Cutter, Handbag-Parts Cutter, Hat-Parts Cutter, Leather-Novelty-Parts Cutter See More

    How to become a Pad Cutter

    Most Pad 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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