Rubber Goods Cutter-Finisher

Set up and operate machines to cut, drill, and grind extruded rubber goods.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Rubber Goods Cutter-Finishers do?

Sets up and operates variety of machines to cut, drill, punch, and grind molded and extruded rubber goods: Changes dies, drills, knives, abrasive wheels, and cutter bars as specified. Adjusts equipment, such as boring machine, tubing cutter, notch cutter, washer cutter, and grinding lathe, using handtools. Positions material, such as molded rubber parts, gaskets, tubing, and office machine rolls, in specified machine and starts machine to bore or punch holes in parts, cut washers from tubing, cut tubing to length, or grind tubing and machine rolls to size. Verifies size of rubber goods with calipers, ruler, plug gauge, and template. Inspects material and rejects defective items. May be designated according to machine operated as Boring-Machine Operator; Cutting-Machine Operator; Lathe Operator; Notch-Machine Operator; or product finished as Gasket Notcher; Roll Grinder; Washer Cutter.

Should I be a Rubber Goods Cutter-Finisher?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Rubber Goods Cutter-Finisher

    Rubber Goods Cutter-Finishers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Rubber Goods Cutter-Finisher-related education!
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