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Occupation Profile for Cutters and Trimmers, Hand

Use hand tools or hand-held power tools to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items, such as carpet, fabric, stone, glass, or rubber.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$22,330.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
7.9 Average Unemployment Percentage 80.7 Percentage That Completed High School
29,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 16.0 Percentage That Had Some College
27,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 3.3 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Basket Mender
Basting Cleaner
Basting Puller
Belt Splicer
Binder Cutter, Hand
Bow Maker
Bright Cutter
Bucker
Bunch Trimmer, Mold
Bundler
Button Cutting Machine Operator
Buttoner
Buttonhole Maker
Buttonhole Marker
Candle Cutter
Candy Cutter, Hand
Cane Cutter
Carpet Cutter
Chalk Cutter
Cherry Cutter
Clipper
Cloth Cutter
Computerized Machine Fabric Cutter
Computerized Table Cutter
Coper, Hand
Cotton Dispatcher
Cripple Worker
Crosscutter, Rolled Glass
Cut Off Worker
Cutter
Cutter Apprentice, Hand
Cutter Operator
Cutter, Aluminum Sheet
Cutter, Banana Room
Cutter, Hot Knife
Cutter, Machine
Cutter, Rotary Shear
Cutter, Wet Machine
Diagrammer
Diagrammer and Seamer
Dinker
Duct Maker
Embroidery Operator
Endband Cutter, Hand
Fabric Cutter
Feller
Fine Hairer
Fine Unhairer
Finisher
Finishing Trimmer
Flesher
Flow Match Sofa Cutter
Foxing Cutter, Hot Knife
Fruit Cutter
Fur Cutter
Fur Plucker
Fur Trimmer
Glass Cutter
Glass Cutter, Oval or Circular
Glass Finisher
Glass Robot Operator
Gold Cutter
Hair Clipper, Power
Hairspring Cutter
Hand Cutter
Hand Trimmer
Hide Cleaner
Hide Trimmer
Hose Cutter, Hand
Lacing Cutter
Lacing String Cutter
Lapper
Lay-Out Machine Operator
Leather Cutter
Leather Trimmer, Hand
Level Vial Marker
Log Peeler
Machine Operator
Mat Cutter
Mesh Cutter
Mica Sizer
Mica Splitter
Mosaic Worker
Mounter, Hand
Offline Cutter
Opener
Operator
Outside Cutter, Hand
Outsider
Packager
Pattern Cutter
Pearler
Pompom Maker
Portable Machine Cutter
Portable Sawyer
Power Chisel Operator
Preform Plate Maker
Production Cloth Cutter
Remnants Cutter
Ribbon Cutter
Ripper
Rock Splitter
Rounder, Hand
Router Operator, Hand
Router Operator, Portable
Rug Clipper
Rug Cutter
Sail Cutter
Sample Cutter
Sample Maker, Veneer
Saw Operator
Scarrer
Second Cutter
Shaper
Shearer and Trimmer, Wire Screen and Fabric
Sheet Metal Pattern Cutter
Shirt Trimmer
Silk Screen Cutter
Skinner
Slitter
Slitter, Hand
Slot Router
Splitter, Hand
Spreader
Stock Parts Fabricator
Stock Preparer
Stripper
Target Trimmer
Template Cutter
Thread Clipper
Thread Cutter
Thread Trimmer
Tire Trimmer, Hand
Tracer, Stonework
Trimmer
Vegetable Trimmer
Welt-Butter, Hand
Wire Cutter
Wood Hacker

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Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Unroll, lay out, attach, or mount materials or items on cutting tables or machines.
  • Supplemental — Stack cut items and load them on racks or conveyors or onto trucks.
  • Supplemental — Fold or shape materials before or after cutting them.
  • Supplemental — Clean, treat, buff, or polish finished items, using grinders, brushes, chisels, and cleaning solutions and polishing materials.
  • Core — Mark or discard items with defects such as spots, stains, scars, snags, chips, scratches, or unacceptable shapes or finishes.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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