Woodworking Machine Feeder

Feed woodstock on conveyors, hoppers, or rollers of woodworking machines.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Woodworking Machine Feeders do?

Feeds woodstock on conveyors, into hoppers, or between rollers of woodworking machines that cut, saw, sand, bore, or shape woodstock: Conveys woodstock from stock area to woodworking machine, using handcart. Lifts stock from cart and feeds stock onto conveyor, into hopper, or between rollers of machine. Stops machine to remove jammed pieces or make minor adjustments, using handtools. May assist machine operator in setting up machine and in cleaning work area, machines, and equipment. May collect and convey scrap wood from machine areas to hog mill and feed scrap into machine. May be designated according to machine fed as Boring-Machine Feeder; Flooring-Machine Feeder; Molder Feeder; Stitcher Feeder; Tongue-And-Groove-Machine Feeder; or according to product as Shake Feeder. May be designated: Adzing-And-Boring-Machine Feeder; Box-Blank-Machine Feeder; Glue-Jointer Feeder; Planer Feeder; Resaw Feeder; Turner.

Should I be a Woodworking Machine Feeder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to Become a
    Woodworking Machine Feeder

    Most Woodworking Machine Feeders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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