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


  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Adjust properties of cut

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

  • Adjust paper cutter

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

  • Keep sheet records

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lift stacks of paper

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

  • Prevent paper jams

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

  • Work safely with machines

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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