Plug Cutter

Tend machines that cut rubber rods or bars into pencil erasers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plug Cutters do?

Tends machine that cuts rubber rods or bars into pencil erasers: Adjusts guides on machine to specified length and size of rods or bars to be cut. Starts machine and feeds prescribed colored rods or bars manually into device that feeds them to knives which cut them to specified size. Observes machine operation and spot checks length and size of plugs, using hand gauge to ensure conformity to specifications.

Should I be a Plug Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Ply Cutter

    How to become a Plug Cutter

    Most Plug 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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