Sawing Machine Operators
They turn logs into lumber.
$14.21 per hour on average
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|Education & Training
Moderate-term on-the-job training (1-12 months) is common.
|Related Programs (Current training programs available)
|On the Job
- Read blueprints, drawings, and work orders to determine which blades to use, type of wood, and cutting procedures.
- Inspect stock for imperfections and to estimate grades or quality. Examine logs or lumber in order to plan the best cuts.
- Measure and mark wood for cuts. Trim defects or straighten rough edges with circular saw.
- Align and mount blades or attachments. Adjust blade tension.
- Adjust bolts, clamps, and table angle and height. Use hand tools or set controls.
- Operate control panels of saws and conveyor systems.
- Position and clamp wood on table, conveyor, or carriage. May guide wood against saw or saw over wood.
- Operate and tend saws and cutting machines. Adjust speed and tension and clear jams.
- Inspect finished work pieces and estimate grade or quality.
- Count, sort, and stack finished work pieces. Dispose of waste material.
- Unload and roll logs from truck to deck or carriage. May use pike pole to move logs in pond.
- Lubricate and clean machines. Sharpen blades or replace worn blades or parts.
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