Panel Lay-Up Worker

Match boards of specified grain, color, and width to form panels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Panel Lay-Up Workers do?

Matches and gathers boards of specified grain, color, and width to form panels: Inspects boards in stockpile and selects sides with matching grain and color for panel surface. Assembles pieces on table or conveyor, in sequence, and marks them with crayon for reassembly in gluing machine. Measures width of panel to verify work order requirements, using ruler. May place rejected boards on conveyor for reprocessing. May be designated according to type of panel assembled as Piano-Sounding-Board Matcher.

Should I be a Panel Lay-Up Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • 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: Bolt-Up Worker, Composite Layup Worker

    How to become a Panel Lay-Up Worker

    Panel Lay-Up Workers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Panel Lay-Up Worker-related education!
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