CAREER

Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$36,980

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-4.8% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders Do

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.

Other Job Titles Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders May Have

Cutter, Cutter Operator, Cutting Pressman, Die Cutter Operator, Flat Cutter, Machine Operator, Paper Cutter, Sheeter, Skiver Operator, Slitter

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
  • Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices, such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
  • Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
  • Start machines to verify setups, and make any necessary adjustments.

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