Cut-Off-Saw Operator II

Tend circular saws that saw kiln-dried lumbers or woodstocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cut-Off-Saw Operator IIs do?

Tends circular saw that saws kiln-dried lumber, rough lumber, or woodstock to standard lengths in sawmills, furniture plants, or woodworking establishments: Examines boards of rough lumber or finished woodstock for defects, such as excessive warping, knots, and cracks, to determine where to cut boards to minimize waste. Pushes boards against stop guides on saw table, and depresses button or pedal to activate saw to cut boards to specified length. Places cut boards on conveyor for further processing. May tend equipment with multiple saws.


Should I be a Cut-Off-Saw Operator II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • 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 Cut-Off-Saw Operator II

    Most Cut-Off-Saw Operator IIs 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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