Shredder Operator

Tend machines that heat and chop sheets of alkali cellulose into crumbs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shredder Operators do?

Tends machine that heats and chops sheets of alkali cellulose into crumbs for use in producing rayon: Opens hatch of machine to accommodate sheets of cellulose dumped into machine by other workers. Closes and secures hatch and starts machine. Turns valves and observes thermometers to maintain temperature of product at plant standard. Stops machine after prescribed time for unloading by other workers.

Should I be a Shredder Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Shot Blast Equipment Operator, Shotblaster, Shotblast Operator

    How to become a Shredder Operator

    Most Shredder Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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