Slasher Operator

Tend bank of circular saws that saw logs, slabs, or scrap wood into pieces.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Slasher Operators do?

Tends bank of circular saws that saw logs, slabs, or scrap wood into pieces for fuel or processing into pulp: Starts saws and activates slasher conveyor chains. Straightens moving logs or slabs on conveyor to prevent jamming saws and to maintain uniform spacing, using pike pole.


Should I be a Slasher Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Clipper Operator, Edger Operator, Equalizer Operator, Frame-Gate-Mortiser Operator, Gate-Mortiser Operator See More

    How to become a Slasher Operator

    Most Slasher Operators 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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