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"Sawing Machine Operator and Tender"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Operate or tend wood-sawing machines, such as circular saws, band saws, multiple blade sawing machines, scroll saws, ripsaws, equalizer saws, power saws, and crozer machines. Duties include: sawing logs to specifications; cutting lumber to specified dimensions; sawing curved or irregular designs; trimming edges and removing defects from lumber; or cutting grooves, bevel, and miter according to specifications or work orders.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Sawing Machine Operator and Tender"

1) Trims defects from stock or workpiece to straighten rough edges of lumber, using circular power saw.

2) Operates and tends saws and machines to cut stock and to adjust machine speed and tension, moving levers and handwheels.

 

3) Adjusts saw blades by turning handwheels, pressing pedals, levers, and panel buttons, or using wrenches and rulers.

4) Determines sawing blade, type and grade of stock needed, and cutting procedures, according to work order or supervisor's instructions.

5) Positions and clamps stock on table, conveyor, or carriage, using hoists, guides, stops, dogs, wedges, and wrench.

 

6) Counts, sorts, and stacks finished workpieces and disposes of waste material.

7) Unloads and rolls logs from truck to sawmill deck or to carriage or moves logs in pond, using pike pole.

8) Lubricates and cleans machines, using wrench, grease gun, and solvents.

9) Inspects stock for imperfections and estimates grade or quality of stock or workpiece.

10) Sharpens blades or replaces defective or worn blades and bands, using hand tools.

11) Unclamps and removes finished workpiece from table.

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12) Clears machine jams, using hand tools.

13) Measures workpiece to mark for cuts and to verify accuracy of cuts, using ruler, square, or caliper rule.

14) Moves machine table to specified angle and height by turning handwheels, cranks, or knobs.

 

15) Mounts and bolts sawing blade or attachments to machine shaft and turns handwheels to set blade tension.

16) Observes approaching lumber on conveyor to determine cut that will produce highest grade.

17) Turns knobs, handwheels, setscrews, and panel controls, or uses hand tools to position and adjust cutting stops and guides.

18) Guides workpiece against saw or saw over workpiece or operates automatic feeding device to guide cuts.

19) Operates panelboard of saw and conveyor system to cut stock to specified dimensions and to move stock through process.

Job Description for "Sawing Machine Operator and Tender" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Sawing Machine Operator and Tender"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-7041.02


 

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