Machine Tank Operator

Operate power saws to cut lumbers.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Tank Operators do?

Operates power saws to cut lumber to specified dimensions for bottom and sides of wooden tanks and cuts out tank bottom from assembled boards: Measures and marks boards to specified length for tank bottom. Cuts bottom boards, using swinging cutoff saw. Measures and cuts stave lumber to specified length for stave. Gives directions to workers placing and centering bottom assembly on turntable near bandsaw. Turns handwheel to move turntable toward bandsaw. Starts bandsaw and feeds bottom assembly against blade of saw and revolves turntable to cut assembly along circle marked on assembly by TANK ASSEMBLER. Withdraws bottom from saw.

Should I be a Machine Tank Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Basket-Bottom-Rounding-Machine Operator, Head-Turning-Machine Operator, Mitering Machine Operator See More

    How to become a Machine Tank Operator

    Most Machine Tank 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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