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Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as logs, lumber, veneer, paper, flooring, furniture and cabinet components.
Cutter ● Cutter Operator ● Cutting Pressman ● Die Cutter Operator ● Flat Cutter ● Machine Operator ● Paper Cutter ● Sheeter ● Skiver Operator ● Slitter Cabinet Assembler
Produce or assemble components of articles, such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, or high-grade furniture.
Verify dimensions or check the quality or fit of pieces to ensure adherence to specifications.
Set up or operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes.
Measure and mark dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product.
Reinforce joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing.
Attach parts or subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamps.
Establish the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired or plan the methods or operations for shaping or assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions.
Cut timber to the right size and shape and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files.
Match materials for color, grain, or texture, giving attention to knots or other features of the wood.
Trim, sand, or scrape surfaces or joints to prepare articles for finishing.
Bore holes for insertion of screws or dowels, by hand or using boring machines.
Program computers to operate machinery.
Estimate the amounts, types, or costs of needed materials.
Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper or steel wool.
Install hardware, such as hinges, handles, catches, or drawer pulls, using hand tools.
Discuss projects with customers, and draw up detailed specifications.
Repair or alter wooden furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, paneling, or other pieces.
Apply Masonite, Formica, or vinyl surfacing materials.
Design furniture, using computer-aided drawing programs.
Dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative finishes, such as stain, varnish, paint, or lacquer.
Examine, measure, and weigh materials or products to verify conformance to specifications, using measuring devices such as rulers, micrometers, or scales.
Set up, operate, or tend machines that cut or slice materials, such as glass, stone, cork, rubber, tobacco, food, paper, or insulating material.
Stack and sort cut material for packaging, further processing, or shipping, according to types and sizes of material.
Review work orders, blueprints, specifications, or job samples to determine components, settings, and adjustments for cutting and slicing machines.
Type instructions on computer keyboards, push buttons to activate computer programs, or manually set cutting guides, clamps, and knives.
Remove defective or substandard materials from machines, and readjust machine components so that products meet standards.
Press buttons, pull levers, or depress pedals to start and operate cutting and slicing machines.
Adjust machine controls to alter position, alignment, speed, or pressure.
Maintain production records, such as quantities, types, and dimensions of materials produced.
Operation and Control
Quality Control Analysis