• Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 27,990
    $19,660 range bar $43,100
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Slow Growing
  • Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that cut textiles.

What do they typically do

  • Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed
  • Place patterns on layers of fabric and cut fabric using electric or manual knives, cutters, or computer numerically controlled cutting devices
  • Talk with coworkers to get information about orders, processes, or problems
  • Adjust cutting techniques to types of fabrics and styles of garments
  • Inspect products to make sure that specifications are met and to determine whether machines require adjustment
  • Repair or replace worn or defective parts or components using hand tools
  • Adjust machine controls, such as heating mechanisms, tensions, or speeds, to produce specified products
  • Tell supervisors of mechanical malfunctions

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth -0.8%
Job Opening 89

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Automated Cutting Machine Operator, CNC Cutting Operator (Computer Numerical Control Cutting Operator), Cutter, Cutter Operator, Die Cut Operator, Fabric Cutter, Laser Operator, Spread Cutter, Textile Slitting Machine Operator
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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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