Rough Planer Tender

Tend machines to smooth and size rough lumber in woodworking establishment.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rough Planer Tenders do?

Tends machine that smooths surface and sizes rough lumber in woodworking establishment: Turns handwheels to adjust cutting depth and feed rate according to thickness and species of lumber to be planed. Presses buttons to start planer and feed conveyor. Depresses pedal to actuate hydraulic load bed that raises lumber stack to level with machine feed conveyor to facilitate loading. Loads boards in consecutive sequence onto feed conveyor that conveys boards through machine planing operation. Periodically attaches sharpening device to planer blade assembly, using wrench, and turns lever to guide abrasive surface of device along blade surface to sharpen blade.


Should I be a Rough Planer Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Putty Remover

    How to become a Rough Planer Tender

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