• Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
  • Manufacturing
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 30,560
    $20,600 range bar $42,440
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Slow Growing
  • Wood sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines.

What do they typically do

  • Inspect stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or workpieces
  • Inspect and measure workpieces to mark for cuts and to verify accuracy of cuts using rulers, squares, or caliper rules
  • Guide workpieces against saws, saw over workpieces by hand, or operate automatic feeding devices to guide cuts
  • Cut grooves, bevels, or miters; saw curved or irregular designs; and sever or shape metals according to specifications or work orders
  • Sharpen blades or replace defective or worn blades or bands using hand tools
  • Mount and bolt sawing blades or attachments to machine shafts
  • Monitor sawing machines, adjusting speed and tension and clearing jams to ensure proper operation
  • Adjust saw blades, using wrenches and rulers, by turning handwheels, or by pressing pedals, levers, or panel buttons

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.0%
Job Opening 427

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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Private Training Programs

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