The average salary of a(n) Woodworking Machine Operator in the United States is $38,217.
Facilitates cutting, finishing, storing, cleaning, and shipping wood products, and inspects products prior to shipment. Stacks lumber or wood products on floor or in bins to supply machine operators or assemblers, or in kiln cars, yard, or shed for storage or seasoning. Places sticks between lumber to permit air circulation, and binds stacks together during seasoning. Hammers shaped steel bands into timbers and railroad ties to prevent splitting during seasoning and inserts bolts or metal dowels through split timbers to hold parts together. Dismantles crates. Applies filler, putty, or other material to fill wood pores, holes, cracks, or other indentations. Traces patterns on lumber stock as guide for machine operator. Attaches articles to wires, cord, or hooks preparatory to dipping. Dips article into vats to coat them with paint, asphalt, or other ingredients. Brushes surfaces with glue preparatory to covering with leather, paper, or other materials. Nails together lumber for cutting, and places lumber on machine table. Examines materials and products for defects, finish, and grade, and accuracy of dimensions and matching panels. Stamps grade on product and weighs and records units processed and inspected. Changes cutter heads and blades, adjusts belts, and performs other duties as instructed to facilitate setting up woodworking machines. Loads and unloads materials from railroad cars, trucks, and barges to move material to designated areas. Cleans cars and trucks and lines them with paper preparatory to loading. Less
Facilitates cutting, finishing, storing, cleaning, and shipping wood products, and inspects products prior to shipment. Stacks lumber or wood products on floor or in bins to supply machine operators or assemblers, or in kiln cars, yard, or shed for storage... More