Cutter Operator

Fort Dearborn
September 12, 2020
Waukesha, WI
Job Type


Cutter Operator


$17/hr The Cutter Operator is to perform a variety of duties to set up and operate cutting machines in order to cut product to proper length and width. The position may be involved in a variety of areas within the cutting department; Commercial Cutting, Die Cutting, Primary Cutting.


Review job tickets and rule-up to determine customer specifications. Operate computer to check and select program from index or to add/modify program as required. Contact quality assurance to obtain approval to run job.

Set scale to weigh product in proper amounts. Jog product as required to insure proper line up. Check for all errors in printing such as color, dog-ears, register and scum. Set cutter side guides. Load product into cutter and cut. Check cutting operation and make adjustments as required to maintain specifications. Check with Folder Operators and Overwrap Operators as necessary to insure cutting meets folding and wrapping requirements.

Check knife performance during operations to assure clean cuts. Change knife blades when necessary using a variety of hand tools and knife changing facility.

Operate hand or pallet truck to move finished product to staging area and/or to bring in empty skids, pallets, box, and carton supplies from storage areas.

Complete load tags, tally sheets and final job tickets. Complete daily production sheets and record each job run, job number, customer name and any specifics pertaining to the job.

Train new Cutter Operators and helpers as necessary in jogging and cutting operations.

Maintain area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.

Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Fort Dearborn has been around for almost 100 years, and we pride ourselves on our high level of excellence. Every team member of Fort Dearborn is expected to treat all associates respectfully and professionally.

REM-03 WS-03 WS-LC

Shift start: 6:00PM
Shift length: 12 hours
6PM-6AM Weds, Thur, Fri, Alternating Sat


  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) plan


  • Must pass drug screen
  • Must pass background check
  • Can lift 25 lbs
  • Must be at least 18+ years old

1 to 2 years of experience on a variety of cutting operations

About Fort Dearborn
We are a leading supplier of high impact decorative labels, specializing in a variety of solutions to fit your packaging needs.

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