Sheeter Operator

Operate sheeting machines to slice cakes of baked plastics into sheets.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sheeter Operators do?

Operates sheeting machine to slice cakes of baked plastics into sheets of uniform thickness: Turns crank to adjust cutting position of knife. Adjusts feed rolls of machine to regulate pressure of cake against knife, using wrenches. Turns steam valves to regulate temperature of heating chamber. Loads cake onto conveyor of machine manually or by using hoist, and starts machine. Observes gauges to verify machine temperatures. Measures thickness of sheets with micrometer. Examines surface of sliced sheets for imperfections and replaces knife, using wrenches. Turns crank to adjust tension on knife. May sharpen knife, using whetstone. May count and record number of sheets cut.


Should I be a Sheeter Operator?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Sheet-Combining Operator, Shot-Peen Operator, Starting-Sheet-Tank Operator, Submarine Operator, Wheelabrator Operator

    How to become a Sheeter Operator

    Sheeter Operators 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 Sheeter Operator-related education!
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