Shaping Machine Tender

Tend bandsaws and double-spindle shaping machines that cut veneer.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shaping Machine Tenders do?

Tends bandsaw and double-spindle shaping machine that cut veneer into curved shapes for use in furniture manufacture: Flips switch and presses buttons to activate machines. Places stack of veneer on bed of bandsaw, positions pattern on top veneer sheet and marks cutting line. Guides stack of veneer against blade of bandsaw to rough-cut veneer. Positions and secures stock of rough-cut veneer on form of double-spindle shaping machine, and guides loaded form between revolving cutterheads, using form as guide, to smooth-cut veneer to shape of pattern.

Should I be a Shaping Machine Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Shaping Machine Tender

    Most Shaping Machine Tenders 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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