• Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 35,710
    $25,700 range bar $50,220
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials like 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 -0.1%
Job Opening 422

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Education & Training

  • Education

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