Wink Cutter Operator

Set up and operate machines to extrude uncured rubber.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wink Cutter Operators do?

Sets up and operates machines to extrude uncured rubber into continuous strip and to cut strip into specified lengths and weight for molding rubber footwear outsoles: Installs dies on tube machine, turns steam valve to heat die and screw chamber, feeds milled rubber chunks into machine hopper, and starts machine to force rubber through die to form continuous strip [TUBER-MACHINE OPERATOR]. Threads extruded strip through cold-water tank and holddown bars, and between feeder belts to cutter. Turns wheel to adjust feed speed to length of blank cut. Starts machine and measures and weighs sample blank, using ruler and scale, for conformance to specifications. Removes cut pieces from discharge belt and places them on trays.


Should I be a Wink 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.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Cutter Operator, Brick, Cutter Operator, Tile, Wind Up Operator

    How to become a Wink Cutter Operator

    Most Wink 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:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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