Operate multiple-blade sawing machines and conveyor systems.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Automatic Edgers do?
Operates multiple-blade sawing machine and conveyor system from panelboard to straighten edges of rough lumber and saw lumber into boards of prescribed widths: Starts conveyor to move lumber and scans board as it passes to determine cut that will produce highest quality and grade. Presses panel buttons to space saw blades and trips pedal to start feed rollers leading to saws.
Should I be an Automatic Edger?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
Ready for a Challenge:
You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
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How to become an Automatic Edger
Most Automatic Edgers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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