Slitting-Machine Operator I

Operate machines to slit continuous lengths of material.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slitting-Machine Operator Is do?

Operates machine to slit continuous lengths of material, such as cardboard, felt, metallic foil, paper, plastic, rubberized sheeting, or textile fabrics, into strips of specified width: Spaces rotary blades on machine shaft, according to width specified for strips, and turns setscrew to secure blades in position, using allen wrench. Mounts roll or bolt of material on machine supports and threads material over tension bar, between feed rollers, and under rotary blades. Laps ends of slit material around takeup tubes I. Starts machine and observes flow of material through machine to detect irregular cutting and winding. Moves levers to stop, start, and regulate speed of machine and to align material with rotary blades. Disengages winding shaft and removes narrow rolls of material. Stacks material on shelves according to width of material. When slitting aluminum foil into widths, is designated Aluminum-Foil-Spooling-Machine Operator. When slitting embroidered cloth into strips for use as decorative trimming, is designated Straight Cutter, Machine. May be designated according to material or product cut as Binding Cutter; Cuff Slitter; Electric-Tape Slitter; Facing Slitter; Paper Slitter; Tape Cutter.


Should I be a Slitting-Machine Operator I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Inseam-Trimming-Machine Operator, Slitting Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Slitting-Machine Operator I

    Most Slitting-Machine Operator Is 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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