Heading Saw Operator

Operate heading saws that cut pieces of heading materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Heading Saw Operators do?

Operates heading saw to cut pieces of heading material from heading bolts: Loosens nut and adjusts guides to thickness of heading material. Stands bolt on end in swing carriage of machine. Moves bolt against guides and clamps bolt with tooth-edged clamp. Starts saw and pushes swing toward saw to cut strips of heading material from bolt. Withdraws swing, removes heading strip, and repeats cuts until bolt is completely sawed.

Should I be a Heading Saw Operator?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Band-Head-Saw Operator, Circular Head Saw Operator, Equalizing-Saw Operator, Gang Head Saw Operator See More

    How to become a Heading Saw Operator

    Most Heading Saw 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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