Scarf Gluer

Glue scarfed plywood panels together to form panels of specified length.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Scarf Gluers do?

Glues scarfed plywood panels together to form panels of specified length: Spreads glue on scarfed edge of panels, using roller, brush or putty knife. Places panels on worktable, fits glued-scarfed edges together to form joint, and staples corners of panel to hold them together while being pressed. Removes staples from cured panels and sands excess glue from surface of joint, using portable sander. Stacks finished panels on pallets and brands grade and trademark on edge, using electric branding iron. May verify strength of bonded joint, using pneumatic test equipment. May push panels into hot-plate press and close press to cure joint.

Should I be a Scarf Gluer?

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

  • How to become a Scarf Gluer

    Scarf Gluers 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 Scarf Gluer-related education!
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