What Is a Slitter Operator?

Slitter operators maintain and operate machines that modify metal or plastic. The machines cut, crimp, notch, bend or punch the materials. Slitter operators also grind out edges and examine the material for defects.

Slitter operators measure and cut the materials to exact specifications, including length, thickness and overall shape. They must also create these specifications from work orders.

Slitter operators must have an extensive knowledge of the material they use so they can use the correct tools to modify the materials. They must also lift and position the materials onto the machines. These workers also clean, lubricate and repair the machines.