Tube Sizer and Cutter Operator

Tend machines that die-size and cut paper tubes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tube Sizer and Cutter Operators do?

Tends machines that die-size and cut paper tubes to specified diameter and lengths preparatory to processing into BB shot containers: Installs and adjusts sizing arbors, dies, cutting rolls, and spacing of pickup fingers, using screwdrivers and wrenches. Starts and observes machines for malfunction. Clears jams and removes scrap paper, using fingers or knife. Measures inside and outside diameters of tubes, using fixed gauges.


Should I be a Tube Sizer and Cutter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Tube Sizer Operator

    How to Become a
    Tube Sizer and Cutter Operator

    Most Tube Sizer and Cutter 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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