Chipping-Machine Operator

Operate machines to cut and screen peeler-log cores into chips.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Chipping-Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to cut and screen peeler-log cores into chips of specified size: Installs and adjusts cutting knives and reciprocating screens to obtain chips of specified size, using handtools. Starts machine and conveyors to transfer material between processes and to storage bins. Selects cores according to species and pushes cores onto feed conveyor, using pike pole. Observes chips moving through screens and makes required adjustments. May repair breaks in conveyor belts, using handtools.


Should I be a Chipping-Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Chair-Post-Machine Operator, Checkering-Machine Operator, Chip Machine Operator, Chipper Machine Operator See More

    How to Become a
    Chipping-Machine Operator

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