Lumber Tying-Machine Operator

Tend machines that wrap and tie bundles of lumber with wires or twines.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $42,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Lumber Tying-Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that wraps and ties bundles of lumber with wire or twine: Places roll of wire or twine on machine spindle and threads through guides to knotter and cutter. Stacks specified number of boards or furniture parts on machine table and clamps pile in place. Starts machine and depresses pedal that actuates machine to wrap and tie wire or twine around pile and cut wire or twine free from roll. Stacks bundled stock on dolly or sets bundles on conveyor belt. May wrap ends of bundle with paper or fabric before tying.


Should I be a Lumber Tying-Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Lumber Tying Machine Operator, Tying-Machine Operator, Lumber

    How to Become a
    Lumber Tying-Machine Operator

    Most Lumber Tying-Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9afaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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