Trimming Machine Operator

Tend machines that press trimming material and wind material onto spools.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Trimming Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that presses trimming material and winds material onto spools: Inserts end of trimming between heated rollers and fastens end to takeup spool with tape, pins, or glue. Starts and regulates rotation of machine rollers that press and wind trimming material. Guides and smooths material as material is drawn into rotating rollers to prevent tangling. Turns valve to admit steam into rollers to steam press cloth as required.

Should I be a Trimming Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • 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: Shell-Trim Operator, Trim and Burr Operator, Trim Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Trimming Machine Operator

    Most Trimming 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:a9scaa&chl=|no+college+%2875%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,75
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