Rubber Cutter

Tend machines that cut bales of crude rubber into pieces.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rubber Cutters do?

Tends machine that cuts bales of crude rubber into pieces: Removes wired wooden wrapping or metal straps, using cutters. Loads bale into machine bed, using electric hoist or pulls bale from chute, using hook. Moves lever to release hydraulic ram that pushes bale through stationary knives. May remove burlap covering from bales and truck them to machine. May push bales onto bed of cutting machine. May pull layers of smoked or crepe rubber apart, using hook.


Should I be a Rubber 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Rubber-Flap Cutter, Rubber Splicer

    How to become a Rubber Cutter

    Most Rubber 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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