Timber Sizer Operator

Operate planing machines to surface planks and timbers.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Timber Sizer Operators do?

Operates planing machine to surface planks and timbers and reduce stock to specified dimensions: Installs cutting heads on machine drive spindles and adjusts blade exposure according to specified depth of cut, using wrenches and gauges. Adjusts feed roll tension and positions fences that guide stock between cutterheads. Starts machine, exhaust blower, and conveyors, and slides timber against guide to align timber on feed rolls. Verifies dimensions of sized stock, using gauge or rule.

Should I be a Timber Sizer Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Timber-Incisor Operator, Timber Sizer

    How to become a Timber Sizer Operator

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