Block Splitter Operator

Tend machines that split wood blocks to size, preparatory to grinding.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Block Splitter Operators do?

Tends machine that splits wood blocks to size, preparatory to grinding: Starts machine and conveyor system. Depresses pedal to stop and start conveyor to move block in front of wedge-shaped splitting ram. Positions one end of block against steel backstop and opposite end in splitting position against ram according to grain, using picaroon. Moves lever to force ram against end of block and split block to size. Segregates knots and rotted areas and moves them onto waste conveyor, using picaroon.


Should I be a Block Splitter Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Block Splitter Operator

    Most Block Splitter Operators 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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