Doweling Machine Operator

Tend machines that glue and drive dowel pins into holes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Doweling Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that glues and drives dowel pins into holes in parts of wooden articles preparatory to assembly: Slides stops on machine to align grooves, through which dowels are fed, with holes in wooden part according to work order. Dumps dowel pins into hopper and pours glue into glue reservoir. Turns valve to regulate pressure and amount of glue injected into holes to prevent wood from splitting when dowels are driven into holes. Positions part against stop and depresses pedal to inject glue and drive dowels into holes. Releases pedal and removes wooden part from machine. Secures position of dowels in wooden parts with nails or staples, using pneumatic nail gun or stapler. May mix glue.

Should I be a Doweling Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Dowel-Setting-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Doweling Machine Operator

    Most Doweling Machine 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:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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