Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Operating machinery to produce goods

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Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as logs, lumber, veneer, paper, flooring, furniture and cabinet components.

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  • Possible Duties

    • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
    • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
    • Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and sizes of material.
    • Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
    • Type instructions on computer keyboards, push buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
    • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.
    • Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
    • Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure.
    • Maintain production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
  • Skills and education

    • Operation Monitoring
    • Operation and Control
    • Quality Control Analysis
    • Monitoring
    • Critical Thinking
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Troubleshooting
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Possible Duties

  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
  • Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and sizes of material.
  • Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
  • Type instructions on computer keyboards, push buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.
  • Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
  • Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure.
  • Maintain production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.

Skills and education

  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Troubleshooting

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