CAREER

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$32,160

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-2.4% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing Do

Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment.

Other Job Titles Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing May Have

Boring Machine Operator, Cabinet Maker, Knot Saw Operator, Lathe Operator, Machine Operator, Molder Operator, Router Operator, Sander, Sander Operator

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Set up, program, operate, or tend computerized or manual woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, or wood-nailing machines.
  • Examine finished workpieces for smoothness, shape, angle, depth-of-cut, or conformity to specifications and verify dimensions, visually and using hands, rules, calipers, templates, or gauges.
  • Start machines, adjust controls, and make trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly.
  • Monitor operation of machines and make adjustments to correct problems and ensure conformance to specifications.
  • Examine raw woodstock for defects and to ensure conformity to size and other specification standards.

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