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Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
District Of Columbia

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Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Inspect and measure workpieces to mark for cuts and to verify the accuracy of cuts, using rulers, squares, or caliper rules.
  • Adjust saw blades, using wrenches and rulers, or by turning handwheels or pressing pedals, levers, or panel buttons.
  • Mount and bolt sawing blades or attachments to machine shafts.
  • Adjust bolts, clamps, stops, guides, or table angles or heights, using hand tools.
  • Set up, operate, or tend saws or machines that cut or trim wood to specified dimensions, such as circular saws, band saws, multiple-blade sawing machines, scroll saws, ripsaws, or crozer machines.
  • Examine logs or lumber to plan the best cuts.
  • Trim lumber to straighten rough edges or remove defects, using circular saws.
  • Inspect stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or workpieces.
  • Monitor sawing machines, adjusting speed and tension and clearing jams to ensure proper operation.
  • Sharpen blades or replace defective or worn blades or bands, using hand tools.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Calipers
  • Forestry saws
  • Power saws
  • Rulers
  • Sawing machines

Technology:
  • Industrial control software
  • Inventory management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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