Veneer Slicing Machine Operator

Operate machines to slice flitches into veneer strips.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Veneer Slicing Machine Operators do?

Operates machine to slice flitches into veneer strips: Adjusts gears of mechanism that automatically advances flitch specified distance for each slice, using wrench. Places flitch with selected grain pattern side toward knife in machine clamps and tightens clamps, using wrench. Starts machine, verifies thickness of veneer with ruler or caliper, and adjusts feed mechanism. Releases clamps to drop piece too thin for slicing. May cut defects from surface of flitch, using chisel and mallet. May operate circular saw to cut flitches.

Should I be a Veneer Slicing Machine Operator?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Rotary-Slicing-Machine Operator, Rotary-Veneer-Machine Operator, Straight-Slicing-Machine Operator

    How to Become a
    Veneer Slicing Machine Operator

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