Sets up, operates, or tends machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Examines, measures, and weighs materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
- Sets up, operates, or tends machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
- Stacks and sorts cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and sizes of material.
- Reviews work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
- Types instructions on computer keyboards, pushes buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
- Removes defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjusts machine components so that products meet standards.
- Presses buttons, pull levers, or depresses pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
- Maintains production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
- Adjusts machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure.
- Monitors operation of cutting or slicing machines to detect malfunctions or to determine whether supplies need replenishment.