Woodworking Machine Offbearer

Off bear materials at discharge end of machines.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Woodworking Machine Offbearers do?

Off bears material at discharge end of machines that cut, smooth, bore, or shape woodstock: Stacks woodstock aside or loads woodstock on truck, pallet, or conveyor for movement to additional processing stations. May count and examine woodstock to detect manufacturing defects. May reposition woodstock and feed woodstock into machine or back to operator for subsequent processing. May depress pedal to raise or lower conveyor to facilitate stacking. May discard scrap or defective pieces of woodstock into scrap containers or onto conveyor for burning. May place sticks between specified intervals of stacked woodstock to provide air circulation and increase stability of stack. May be designated according to machine assigned as Jointer Offbearer; Molder Offbearer; Planer Offbearer; Saw Offbearer; Tenoner Offbearer.

Should I be a Woodworking Machine Offbearer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to Become a
    Woodworking Machine Offbearer

    Most Woodworking Machine Offbearers 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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