Automatic Head Sawyer
Operate head saws, log carriages and conveyor systems in boards production.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Automatic Head Sawyers do?
Operates head saw, log carriage, and conveyor system, using panel buttons and hand and foot controls to saw logs into rough cants or boards: Starts conveyor that transfers log to log carriage with kicker arms. Activates log turners that turn log, scans log to ascertain best approach for trimming and cutting, and aligns log with saw. Sets specified depth of cut and activates carriage to force log against saw blade to cut board. Scans exposed face of log after first cut to determine grade and size of next cut.
Should I be an Automatic Head Sawyer?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
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.
Also known as:
Head Automatic Sawyer, Head Sawyer, Automatic
How to become an Automatic Head Sawyer
Most Automatic Head Sawyers 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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