Jigsaw Operator

Operate machines with saw blade to make irregular cuts on woodstock.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Jigsaw Operators do?

Operates machine equipped with narrow vertically reciprocating saw blade to make irregular external and internal cuts on woodstock: Starts machine and places stock on machine table. Holds and guides stock against saw, following outline marked on stock to make cuts. Detaches saw blade from machine, inserts blade through previously bored hole in stock and reattaches blade to machine, using handtools, to make internal cuts.


Should I be a Jigsaw Operator?

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

  • Also known as: Dragsaw Operator

    How to become a Jigsaw Operator

    Most Jigsaw 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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