Profession paper cutter operator

Paper cutter operators tend a machine that cuts paper to the desired size and shape. Paper cutters may also cut and perforate other materials that come in sheets, such as metal foil.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Sizes of paper

    Different kinds of paper sizes such as folio, quarto, octavo, and sixteen-mo. Each type indicates how many times the paper has to be folded. While these are older, they are nowadays connected with ISO standards such as the A paper sizes.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Types of paper

    The different criteria used to determine differences in paper types such as coarseness and thickness, and the different fabrication methods and wood types from which the types of paper stem.

Skills

  • Prevent paper jams

    Overlook the insertion and output of finished products in order to prevent paper jams.

  • Adjust properties of cut

    Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.

  • Keep sheet records

    Record numbers of a specific sheet cut sequence by placing serial numbers on stock cut and issued revenue stamps.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

  • Monitor automated machines

    Continuously check up on the automated machine's set-up and execution or make regular control rounds. If necessary, record and interpret data on the operating conditions of installations and equipment in order to identify abnormalities.

  • Lift stacks of paper

    Raise and replenish heaps of sheets, pages, covers on the machine table to align edges and feed the machine input.

  • Operate paper cutter

    Operate paper cutter machines used for cutting, creasing, perforating, and engraving single sheets of paper. Put a stack of paper against the knife blade, flatten the stack of paper, and adjust controls to make a certain cut.

  • Cut page edges

    Fit the cutting template, set the guillotine, load pages and trim the edges to obtain the desired shape while keeping production quality and quantity.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Adjust paper cutter

    Turn hand screws on the paper cutter to tighten the paper guide, which holds sheets, stamps, and labels in position.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • Wear appropriate protective gear

    Wear relevant and necessary protective gear, such as protective goggles or other eye protection, hard hats, safety gloves.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate collating machine sharpen edged tools keep records of work progress operate perforating machine dispose of non-hazardous waste consult technical resources prepare production reports report defective manufacturing materials perforate printed media record production data for quality control monitor gauge label stamps operate creasing machinery perform machine maintenance replace sawing blade on machine check quality of raw materials

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