Sawyer II

Tend circular saws that cut strip asbestos brake lining into lengths.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sawyer IIs do?

Tends circular saw, equipped with automatic reciprocating or manually operated table, that cuts strip asbestos brake lining into lengths: Positions and bolts stop on table at length specified on work order, using rule and wrenches. Installs roll of lining on spindle and positions end of lining against stop. Pushes button to start machine and holds lining on machine table that automatically travels under saw blade, or pushes table under saw blade to cut lining. Examines cut lining for defects, such as breaks, cracks, or rough edges, and places acceptable lining on rack or on conveyor. Places defective pieces in discard pile. Records number of linings meeting specifications on work order. May tend battery of automatic saws.

Should I be a Sawyer II?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Saddler

    How to become a Sawyer II

    Most Sawyer IIs 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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