Slotter Operator

Tend machines that cut slots in paperboard cartons and partition blanks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slotter Operators do?

Tends machine that cuts slots in paperboard carton and partition blanks: Adjusts slotting and cutting knives in machine according to work order, using measuring tape and wrenches. Loads blanks into machine feed hopper and starts machine. Removes and stacks slotted blanks on pallets for bundling or forming.


Should I be a Slotter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

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    How to become a Slotter Operator

    Most Slotter Operators 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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