Sweatband Cutting Machine Operator

Feed scraps of leather between machine rollers and circular knife.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sweatband Cutting Machine Operators do?

Feeds strips or scraps of leather between machine rollers and circular knife that automatically cuts strips to specified length for use as hat sweatbands: Turns handwheel to adjust cutting blade(s) or roller(s) according to sweatband size specified on work order. Flips switch to activate machine, positions leather against cutting blade(s) or roller(s), and pulls lever to secure leather in cutting position. Pulls lever or depresses pedal to activate machine, and observes cutting action of blade(s) to detect dull blade(s). Marks lot number on inside of sweatbands, using marking pencil or chalk. May attach adhesive size label to sweatbands. May inform supervisor of dull cutting blade(s), or replace dull blade(s), using screwdriver.

Should I be a Sweatband Cutting Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cutting-Table Operator, Cutting-Table Operator, First

    How to Become a
    Sweatband Cutting Machine Operator

    Most Sweatband Cutting Machine Operators 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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