Crossband Layer

Stack glued crossbands alternately with core stocks.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Crossband Layers do?

Stacks glued crossbands alternately with core stock to assemble plywood panels for bonding, working as member of team: Grasps glue-coated crossbands as they emerge from glue spreader and places them cross-grained between back sheet, core stock, and face sheet placed by VENEER-STOCK LAYER 762.687-066 until specified ply is obtained. Discards broken crossbands. Pushes assembled panels down conveyor to hot-plate press for bonding into plywood. May assist GLUE SPREADER, VENEER 569.685-042 to clean rollers of glue spreader. May brush glue on irregularly shaped veneer sheets that will not fit in glue spreader. May assemble 3-ply panels alone, laying back sheet, glued core or inner sheet, and face sheet in sequence, and be designated Plywood Builder.

Should I be a Crossband Layer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Crossband Layer

    Most Crossband Layers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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