Trimmer

Operate machines to finish preformed plastic parts.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $54,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Trimmers do?

Operates machines to finish preformed plastic parts: Trims part to size and shape following template and using power grinder or power saw. Clamps template to part or positions part in jig and slots and drills part, using table or portable router and drill press or power hand drill. Sands edges and rough surfaces of part, using power sander. May trim, shape, and assemble metal or wood components of plastic part. May adjust and repair machines, using handtools.


Should I be a Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Window Trimmer Apprentice

    How to become a Trimmer

    Trimmers 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 Trimmer-related education!
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