Wet Machine Cutter

Cut and fold continuous pulpwood sheet into laps.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wet Machine Cutters do?

Cuts and folds continuous pulpwood sheet into laps as it emerges from wet-machine cutter rolls, using lap cutter or power-cutting bar. Piles laps on rack truck or conveyor for transfer to hydraulic press, inserting wire-mesh screen between each lap. May compress pile of laps in hydraulic press to remove specific amount of moisture. May assist in threading pulp sheet through press rolls and in other duties.


Should I be a Wet Machine Cutter?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Web-Machine Tender

    How to become a Wet Machine Cutter

    Most Wet Machine 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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