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Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders - 51-9032.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Cutter
  • Cutter Operator
  • Cutting Pressman
  • Die Cutter Operator
  • Flat Cutter
  • Machine Operator
  • Paper Cutter
  • Sheeter
  • Skiver Operator
  • Slitter

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-9000 Other Production Occupations
51-9030 Cutting Workers
51-9032.00 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure.
  • Change or replace saw blades, cables, cutter heads, and grinding wheels, using hand tools.
  • Clean and lubricate cutting machines, conveyors, blades, saws, or knives, using steam hoses, scrapers, brushes, or oil cans.
  • Cut stock manually to prepare for machine cutting, using tools such as knives, cleavers, handsaws, or hammers and chisels.
  • Direct workers on cutting teams.
  • Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices, such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
  • Feed stock into cutting machines, onto conveyors, or under cutting blades, by threading, guiding, pushing, or turning handwheels.
  • Maintain production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
  • Mark cutting lines or identifying information on stock, using marking pencils, rulers, or scribes.
  • Monitor operation of cutting or slicing machines to detect malfunctions or to determine whether supplies need replenishment.
  • Move stock or scrap to and from machines manually, or by using carts, handtrucks, or lift trucks.
  • Operate cranes, or signal crane operators to position or remove stone from cars or saw beds.
  • Position stock along cutting lines, or against stops on beds of scoring or cutting machines.
  • Position width gauge blocks between blades, and level blades and insert wedges into frames to secure blades to frames.
  • Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
  • Remove completed materials or products from cutting or slicing machines, and stack or store them for additional processing.
  • Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.
  • Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
  • Select and install machine components, such as cutting blades, rollers, and templates, according to specifications, using hand tools.
  • Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
  • Sharpen cutting blades, knives, or saws, using files, bench grinders, or honing stones.
  • Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and sizes of material.
  • Start machines to verify setups, and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Start pumps to circulate water and abrasives onto blades or cables during cutting.
  • Tighten pulleys or add abrasives to maintain cutting speeds.
  • Turn cranks or press buttons to activate winches that move cars under sawing cables or saw frames.
  • Type instructions on computer keyboards, push buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
  • Wash stones, using water hoses.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids.
  • Clean materials to prepare them for production.
  • Clean production equipment.
  • Conduct test runs of production equipment.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Direct operational or production activities.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
  • Enter commands, instructions, or specifications into equipment.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Lubricate production equipment.
  • Mark products, workpieces, or equipment with identifying information.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment.
  • Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate cutting equipment.
  • Operate grinding equipment.
  • Position raw materials on processing or production equipment.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Remove products or workpieces from production equipment.
  • Replace worn equipment components.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Set equipment controls to meet cutting specifications.
  • Set equipment guides, stops, spacers, or other fixtures.
  • Sharpen cutting or grinding tools.
  • Sort materials or products for processing, storing, shipping, or grading.
  • Stack finished items for further processing or shipment.
  • Study blueprints or other instructions to determine equipment setup requirements.
  • Watch operating equipment to detect malfunctions.
  • Weigh finished products.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Gang Sawyer, Stone
  • Stone-Lathe Operator
  • Wire Sawyer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Abrasive Sawyer
  • Almond-Cutting-Machine Tender
  • Arch-Cushion-Skiving-Machine Operator
  • Assembler, Lay-Ups
  • Band Cutter
  • Band-Saw Operator
  • Band-Sawing-Machine Operator
  • Batting-Machine Operator, Insulation
  • Beater Operator
  • Bias-Machine Operator
  • Binder Layer
  • Block-Splitter Operator
  • Book Trimmer
  • Brick Setter Operator
  • Brush-Machine Setter
  • Button-Decorating-Machine Operator
  • Carbon Cutter
  • Cheese Cutter
  • Chipper
  • Circular Sawyer, Stone
  • Clicking-Machine Operator
  • Clipper
  • Comb-Machine Operator
  • Compensator
  • Concaving-Machine Operator
  • Core-Cutter and Reamer
  • Corner Cutter
  • Counter Cutter
  • Crayon Sawyer
  • Cut-Lace-Machine Operator
  • Cut-Off-Machine Operator
  • Cut-Off-Saw Operator, Pipe Blanks
  • Cutter
  • Cutter I
  • Cutter Operator
  • Cutter, Frozen Meat
  • Cutter, Machine II
  • Cutter, Woodwind Reeds
  • Cutter-Machine Tender
  • Cutting-Machine Operator
  • Cutting-Machine Tender
  • Cutting-Machine Tender, Decorative
  • Cylinder-Die-Machine Operator
  • Defective-Cigarette Slitter
  • Deskidding-Machine Operator
  • Die Cutter
  • Edge Trimmer
  • Feather Sawyer
  • Featheredger and Reducer, Machine
  • Filler Shredder, Machine
  • Fish Cleaner Machine Tender
  • Flake-Cutter Operator
  • Fluid Jet Cutter Operator
  • Foxing-Cutting-Machine Operator, Automatic
  • Gang Sawyer, Stone
  • Gauge Operator
  • Glass Cut-Off Tender
  • Glass-Cutting-Machine Operator, Automatic
  • Granulating-Machine Operator
  • Groover and Turner
  • Gum-Scoring-Machine Operator
  • Hasher Operator
  • Head-Saw Operator, Insulation Board
  • Heel Breaster, Leather
  • Heel Gouger
  • Heel-Seat Fitter, Machine
  • Hot-Die-Press Operator
  • Ice Cutter
  • Inseam Trimmer
  • Insole Beveler
  • Insulation Cutter and Former
  • Joint Cutter, Machine
  • Knife Operator
  • Lip-of-Shank Cutter
  • Molded-Rubber-Goods Cutter
  • Nicker
  • Outsole Cutter, Automatic
  • Pad Cutter
  • Panel-Machine Operator
  • Panel-Machine Setter
  • Paper Cutter
  • Partition-Making-Machine Operator
  • Pinking-Machine Operator
  • Platen-Press Operator
  • Plug Cutter
  • Plug-Cutting-Machine Operator
  • Pole-Peeling-Machine Operator
  • Powder-Cutting Operator
  • Presser
  • Rag-Cutting-Machine Tender
  • Refractory-Grinder Operator
  • Roll Cutter
  • Roll-Sheeting Cutter
  • Roll-Slicing-Machine Tender
  • Roll-Up-Guider Operator
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Rotary-Cutter Operator
  • Rough-Rounder, Machine
  • Round-Corner-Cutter Operator
  • Rounder
  • Rubber Cutter
  • Rubber-Cutting-Machine Tender
  • Sample Sawyer
  • Sample-Book Maker
  • Saw Operator
  • Sawyer II
  • Sawyer, Optical Glass
  • Scaling Machine Operator
  • Shaping-Machine Operator
  • Shaving-Machine Operator
  • Shearing-Machine Feeder
  • Shredder Tender
  • Sink Cutter
  • Sizing-Machine Tender
  • Ski-Top Trimmer
  • Skiver
  • Skiver, Blockers
  • Skiver, Machine
  • Slice-Plug-Cutter Operator
  • Slicing-Machine Operator
  • Slitter-Scorer-Cut-Off Operator
  • Slitting-Machine Operator I
  • Slotter Operator
  • Smoking-Tobacco-Cutter Operator
  • Splitter Operator
  • Splitter, Machine
  • Splitting-Machine Operator
  • Steel-Tie Adjuster, Automatic
  • Stone Splitter
  • Stone Trimmer
  • Stone-Lathe Operator
  • Stonecutter, Machine
  • Strap-Cutting-Machine Operator
  • Strip-Cutting-Machine Operator
  • Stripper-Cutter, Machine
  • Sugar-Chipper-Machine Operator
  • Tablet-Making-Machine Operator
  • Tenoner Operator
  • Tile-Power-Shear Operator
  • Trimmer, Machine
  • Trimmer, Machine I
  • Trimmer, Machine II
  • Trimming-Machine Operator
  • Tube Sizer-and-Cutter Operator
  • Tuber-Machine Cutter
  • V-Belt Skiver
  • Welt Cutter
  • Width Stripper
  • Wire Sawyer
  • Wire-Turning-Machine Operator
  • Zipper Cutter
  • Zipper Trimmer, Machine