Flake Cutter Operator

Operate one or more machines that cut wood flakes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Flake Cutter Operators do?

Operates one or more machines that cut wood flakes of specified size from slabs, edgings, and core logs: Installs cutting knives, using handtools. Starts machines and discharge conveyors and feeds material into cutters. Observes cutting of flakes and turns dial to regulate speed of cutters and to control thickness of flakes. May operate lift truck to transport slabs, edging, and logs from supply area to machine.


Should I be a Flake Cutter 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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Flake Cutter Operator

    Most Flake Cutter 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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