• Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 38,440
    $28,900 range bar $50,330
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Set Up, Operate, or Tend Machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.

What do they typically do

  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine to make products that meet standards
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to make sure they meet specifications, using measuring devices such as rulers, micrometers, or scales
  • Maintain production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced
  • Type instructions using computer keyboard; push buttons to start computer programs; or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives
  • Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure
  • Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to decide about the components, settings, and adjustments needed for cutting and slicing machines
  • Press buttons, pull levers, or push on pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines
  • Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping by types and sizes of material

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.4%
Job Openings 562

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Education & Training

  • Education

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