Welt Cutter

Tend welt-cutting machines that cut long narrow leather blockers.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Welt Cutters do?

Tends welt-cutting machine that cuts long narrow leather blockers into smaller sections for use as welts: Places ends of heavy paper strip in machine to cover leather strip when placed in cutting position. Positions end of leather strip under paper at point just before paper strip passes over knife, ensuring that edges of leather and paper are flush. Guides paper and leather by hand through cutting area to ensure straight line of feed.


Should I be a Welt Cutter?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Belt Cutter, Belt-Loop Cutter, Cut-Out Worker, Narrow Belt Cutter, Welt Maker

    How to become a Welt Cutter

    Most Welt Cutters 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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