Adzing and Boring Machine Operator

Operate a variety of machines that trim, bore, incise, and date stamp.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Adzing and Boring Machine Operators do?

Operates variety of machines to trim, bore, incise, and date stamp railroad ties and utility pole crossarms, preparatory to treating with wood preservatives: Adjusts stops and guides, and installs dating punches, boring bits, adzing cutters, incising rollers, and knives, according to work order, using rule, wrenches, pry bar, and hammer. Starts machines and conveyor system and observes operation. Removes defective material from conveyor prior to processing operation. Replaces worn or broken drills, adzing cutters, incising knives, and machine parts. May feed ties or crossarms into machine and inspect finished work.


Should I be an Adzing and Boring Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become an
    Adzing and Boring Machine Operator

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