Woodworking-machine tool setters and operators

Role Responsibilities

  • Setting-up, programming, operating and monitoring several types of woodworking machines for sawing, shaping, boring, drilling, planing, pressing, turning, sanding or carving to fabricate or repair wooden parts for furniture, fixtures and other wooden products
  • Operating preset special-purpose woodworking machines to fabricate wooden products such as coat hangers, mop handles, clothes pins and other products
  • Selecting knives, saws, blades, cutterheads, cams, bits or belts according to workpiece, machine functions and product specifications
  • Installing and adjusting blades, cutter heads, boring-bits and sanding-belts, and using hand tools and rules
  • Setting and adjusting various kinds of woodworking machines for operation by others
  • Reading and interpreting specifications or following verbal instructions

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