Width Stripper

Tend machines that cut series of blockers into strips.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Width Strippers do?

Tends machine that cuts series of blockers into strips used for shoe trimmings, such as bows and straps: Positions cutting disks and spacers on arbor and tightens setscrews. Inserts end of blocker series between machine guides and turns bolts to adjust guides to accommodate material. Depresses pedal that starts machine. Measures width of cut strips to verify conformity with specifications, using ruler. Trims imperfections from strips, using scissors. Bundles strips for shipment.

Should I be a Width Stripper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Width Stripper

    Most Width Strippers 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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