Head Packager

Operate double end trimming machines to saw lumbers into the same lengths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Head Packagers do?

Operates double-end trimming machine to saw simultaneously several pieces of lumber to identical lengths: Sets movable saw at specified distance from stationary saw. Stacks lumber in machine and butts ends of lumber against guide block. Moves lever to clamp lumber in machine. Starts saws that cut off ends of lumber. Places sawed lumber on conveyor.

Should I be a Head Packager?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Packager, Head

    How to become a Head Packager

    Most Head Packagers 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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