Waste Chopper

Feed or off bear machines that chop waste threads.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Waste Choppers do?

Feeds or off bears machine that chops waste thread into lengths for use in making wiping rags: Deposits handfuls of loose thread on belt that conveys material to cutting blades. Removes tangles from blades, using scissors or knife. May pack material into containers preparatory to baling. May feed or off bear machine equipped with mechanism that compresses waste into mats following cutting operation.

Should I be a Waste Chopper?

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

  • Also known as: Waste and Batting Waste Chopper

    How to become a Waste Chopper

    Most Waste Choppers 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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