Shingle Sawyer

Tend machines that saw wooden blocks into shingles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Shingle Sawyers do?

Tends machine that saws wooden blocks into shingles: Places block in machine carriage and adjusts carriage to ensure that shingles are of specified thickness. Starts machine that moves carriage back and forth to feed block into rotating saw to cut shingles. Catches shingles as they fall from saw, grades shingles according to knots, rot, or other defects, and trims off defects with power saw. Sorts trimmed shingles according to grade and tosses shingles into specified containers.


Should I be a Shingle Sawyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cut-Off Sawyer, Shingle Mill, Shingle Cutter

    How to become a Shingle Sawyer

    Most Shingle Sawyers 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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