What does a Cutter Operator/Machinist do?
Machine operators set-up, operate, and maintain machinery, usually in a manufacturing setting. They are responsible for ensuring the machine produces high quality products, runs smoothly and at capacity, and is properly maintained.
Education and training requirements depend on the type of machinery. Most machine operator positions require a high school degree. Machine operators typically have strong attention to detail, strong mathematical skills, and are excellent teamworkers.
Cutter Operator/Machinist Salaries
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Cutter Operator/Machinist Career Path
Learn how to become a Cutter Operator/Machinist, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.