Slitter Service and Setter

Set up and repair machines that automatically cut tinplate sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Slitter Service and Setters do?

Sets up and repairs machines that automatically cut tinplate sheets into specified size: Installs and aligns disk cutters on machine spindle, following blueprints or work orders and using handtools. Tests and adjusts feed mechanism and synchronizes feeder with machine cutting speed, using gauge and handtools. Diagnoses cause of machine malfunction and dismantles machine to gain access to and remove defective parts, using handtools and power tools. Examines parts for defects, such as excessive wear, cracks, and broken gears. Repairs or replaces defective parts, adjusts, and aligns parts to specified tolerances, using gauges, handtools, and power tools. Starts machine to test performance and examines first run products to ensure they conform to specifications. Removes jammed metal, using tongs and probes. Lubricates and cleans machine.

Should I be a Slitter Service and Setter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to Become a
    Slitter Service and Setter

    Most Slitter Service and Setters 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:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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