Portable Sawyer

Saw holes in wood panels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Portable Sawyers do?

Saws holes in wood panels, using portable saber saw in railroad car manufacturing establishment: Lifts panel onto worktable, places template on panel, and scribes around template with pencil to mark cutting outline. Bores starter hole in specified position on panel, using portable electric drill. Inserts saw blade into hole, starts saw, pushes blade against wood, and guides saw along scribed cutting line to make cut specified. Removes cut panel from worktables to stockpile.

Should I be a Portable Sawyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Tabler

    How to become a Portable Sawyer

    Most Portable Sawyers 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:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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