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- Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Also called : Bandmill Operator, Cut Off Saw Operator, Edgerman, Knot Saw Operator, Panel Saw Operator, Planer, Resaw Operator, Rip Saw Operator, Saw Operator, Sawyer
What they do
Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment. Includes lead sawyers.
- Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Operations Monitoring
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Reaction Time
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
- Multilimb Coordination
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
- Selective Attention
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
- Trunk Strength
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing.
People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;
- Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
- Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
- Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
- Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
- Document management software
- Industrial control software
- Inventory management software
- Office suite software
- Presentation software
- Spreadsheet software
- Word processing software
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Some Preparation Needed
High school diploma.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.