Zipper Cutter

Tend machines that cut zippers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Zipper Cutters do?

Tends machine that cuts zippers of specified length from continuous strip and removes chain links from end of zipper to accommodate attachment of stops: Positions zipper strip against guide on machine bed or threads end of chain through guides and under blade and punch. Adjusts stop on calibrated scale to obtain specified length and aligns end of strip with stop. Depresses pedal that lowers blade and punch onto strip, cutting zippers for garments to specified length and removing chain links from end of zipper for attachment of stops. May tend machine that cuts zippers to specified length only.


Should I be a Zipper Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Zipper Cutter

    Most Zipper 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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