Trim Attacher

Tend machines that apply metal bindings to edges of wooden level bodies.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trim Attachers do?

Tends machine that applies metal binding to protect and decorate edges of wooden level bodies: Inserts strips of metal trim in vertical slots of machine. Stands level body on end under loaded slots and closes gate to lock level in place. Starts ram that forces metal corner strips into grooves in wooden body of level. Examines trimmed levels to detect split or splintered wood, or scratches and dents in metal binding. May install metal end plates on level bodies, using drill press and power screwdriver.


Should I be a Trim Attacher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Casing Trimmer, Fletcher, Grid Trimmer, Plywood Patcher, Quarter Trimmer, Tappet Adjuster, Trim Line Worker See More

    How to become a Trim Attacher

    Trim Attachers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Trim Attacher-related education!
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