Ski Base Trimmer

Join polyethylene-plastic base-strips and steel edges.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Ski Base Trimmers do?

Joins polyethylene-plastic base-strips and steel edges to fabricate ski base-layer, using handtools and work aids: Selects specified base-strips and steel edges for joining. Tapes logo in position on toe area of base-strip and inserts strip into roller that presses logo into position on base-strip. Applies adhesive onto steel edge and base-strip, using glue bottle and adhesive dispenser. Positions steel edge in jig and inserts base strip into steel edge. Trims base-strip to conform to bend of steel edge and cuts strip to conform to heel-plate of steel edge, using hand plane, knife, and template. Inserts heel-patch between base-strip and heel-plate, and presses assembly into specified position to fabricate base-layer, using special handtool designed to apply rubbing pressure on plastic strip. Examines assembly to determine if assembly falls within specified fabrication tolerances and discards base-layers failing to meet tolerances. Carries accepted base-layers to designated press molds for further processing.

Should I be a Ski Base Trimmer?

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

  • How to become a Ski Base Trimmer

    Ski Base Trimmers 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 Ski Base Trimmer-related education!
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