Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders
Also called: Machine Operator, Sander Operator, Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Machinist
What they do:Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.
On the job, you would:
- Start machines, adjust controls, and make trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly.
- Determine product specifications and materials, work methods, and machine setup requirements, according to blueprints, oral or written instructions, drawings, or work orders.
- Feed stock through feed mechanisms or conveyors into planing, shaping, boring, mortising, or sanding machines to produce desired components.
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Math and Science
Engineering and Technology
Hand and Finger Use
Reaction Time and Speed
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Time accounting software
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