Automatic Head Sawyer

Operate head saws, log carriages and conveyor systems in boards production.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

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 a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: 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. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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