Break Off Worker

Off bear and break veneer sheets discharged from rotary lathes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Break Off Workers do?

Off bears and breaks veneer sheets discharged from rotary lathe into specified lengths or at points of imperfection, such as holes, splits, and discolorations. Discards waste veneer into handtruck or onto conveyor that carries it to hog mill for grinding into fuel wood.

Should I be a Break Off Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Breaker Table Worker, Take-Off Worker

    How to become a Break Off Worker

    Most Break Off Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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