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Career and Education Opportunities for Woodworking Machine Setter and Operators

In general, woodworking machine setter and operators set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, and wood nailing machines.

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STATES WITH Woodworking Machine Setter and Operator OPPORTUNITIES

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Woodworking Machine Setter and Operator

Woodworking Machine Setter and Operator video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Woodworking machine setter and operators start machines and make trial cuts to insure that machinery is operating properly. They also clean and maintain products, machines, and work areas. Equally important, woodworking machine setter and operators have to inspect pulleys and fences on machines to insure that machines will operate safely. They are often called upon to examine finished workpieces for smoothness, shape, and conformity to given requirements, and verify dimensions. They are expected to monitor operation of machines, and make adjustments to fix problems and insure conformance to given requirements. Finally, woodworking machine setter and operators decide on knives or belts, in line with workpiece and product specifications.

Every day, woodworking machine setter and operators are expected to be able to respond quickly in general. It is also important that they focus attention on specific tasks without being distracted.