Uses hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Manufacturing Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Marks or discards items with defects such as spots, stains, scars, snags, chips, scratches, or unacceptable shapes or finishes.
- Trims excess material or cuts threads off finished products, such as cutting loose ends of plastic off a manufactured toy for a smoother finish.
- Cuts, shapes, and trims materials, such as textiles, food, glass, stone, and metal, using knives, scissors, and other hand tools, portable power tools, or bench-mounted tools.
- Separates materials or products according to size, weight, type, condition, color, or shade.
- Marks identification numbers, trademarks, grades, marketing data, sizes, or model numbers on products.
- Reads work orders to determine dimensions, cutting locations, and quantities to cut.
- Counts or weighs and bundles items.
- Marks cutting lines around patterns or templates, or follows layout points, using squares, rules, and straightedges, and chalk, pencils, or scribes.
- Unrolls, lays out, attaches, or mounts materials or items on cutting tables or machines.
- Stacks cut items and loads them on racks or conveyors or onto trucks.