Slitter

Slit welt of hoses for use in making panty hoses or leotards.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slitters do?

Slits welt of hose for use in making panty hose or leotards, using one of following methods: Positions welt of hose on edge of board equipped with electrically heated protruding wire, aligns mark on welt with slot, and pulls welt down to specified point on board passing through heated wire and slitting welt. Pulls hose over upright board, aligns mark on welt with slot, and pulls welt down to specified point on board. Slits welt using solder iron equipped with heated wire. Pulls hose over board, aligns welt over slot, and pulls welt down to specified point on board. Slits welt by pushing small flat iron equipped with electrically heated wire along slotted area under welt. May control temperature of wire by adjusting heat gauge. May scrape residue from wire, using knife or metal object.


Should I be a Slitter?

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.
  • 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.

  • How to become a Slitter

    Most Slitters 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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