CUTTER

The production of soft goods (harnesses, belts, bags, etc.) begins with the Cutter. The Cutter prepares the materials and work instructions for a job by measuring, cutting and marking the webbing according to specifications. These materials are then used by other team members who will sew and assemble them into final products.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Utilize the computer software to access instructions and other information needed to prepare materials for the assembly process.
  • Make determinations on what materials need to be cut and what materials do not need to be cut, i.e. what materials will already be in stock bins.
  • Cut and mark materials by hand, using hot knife.
  • Program the 2 cutting machines for larger jobs; this includes determining the overall length and marks by converting inches to centimeters.
  • Attach the correct work instructions (tags) to the appropriate webbing, and hang them in the correct place for assembly. 
  • Knowledge of what area of the shop the materials go, depending on the assembly process.  This could mean hanging them for the Supervisor to assign to an Assembler, or delivering directly to the correct area. 
  • Cut stock “tear-outs” and maintain the stock bins.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Stand and walk for up to 3.25 hours at a time
  • Use hands and arms to handle, position and move materials
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Operate light machinery to cut raw materials
  • Basis computer and math skills
  • Ability to measure using a ruler and yardstick

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