Splitter Tender

Tend chisels that split wooden blocks into bolts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Splitter Tenders do?

Tends steam or hydraulically powered chisel that splits wooden blocks into bolts used for making shingles or shakes: Positions block on machine table and turns block for splitting, according to grain pattern, knots, and defective sections of block. Moves lever or pedal to raise block against cutter knife or drop chisel on block. Places split blocks or bolts on conveyor.

Should I be a Splitter Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Double-End-Tenoner Setter, Scraper Tender, Shook Splicer

    How to become a Splitter Tender

    Splitter Tenders often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9dgaga&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29||master%27s+%288%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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