Rip and Groove Machine Operator

Operate machines to rip and cut grooves on curved furniture stock.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rip and Groove Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to rip and cut grooves on curved or irregularly shaped furniture stock in one operation: Turns panel controls to set stops and saws for cutting grooves of specified width and depth. Feeds stock under rollers. Measures first cuts to verify processed part against work order, using rule.


Should I be a Rip and Groove Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Pocket-And-Pulley-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Rip and Groove Machine Operator

    Most Rip and Groove Machine 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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