CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Start machines, adjust controls, and make trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly.
 
Determine product specifications and materials, work methods, and machine setup requirements, according to blueprints, oral or written instructions, drawings, or work orders.
 
Feed stock through feed mechanisms or conveyors into planing, shaping, boring, mortising, or sanding machines to produce desired components.
 
Adjust machine tables or cutting devices and set controls on machines to produce specified cuts or operations.
 
Monitor operation of machines, and make adjustments to correct problems and ensure conformance to specifications.
 
Set up, program, operate, or tend computerized or manual woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood-nailing machines.
 
Select knives, saws, blades, cutter heads, cams, bits, or belts, according to workpiece, machine functions, and product specifications.
 
Examine finished workpieces for smoothness, shape, angle, depth-of-cut, and conformity to specifications, and verify dimensions, visually and using hands, rules, calipers, templates, or gauges.
 
Install and adjust blades, cutterheads, boring-bits, or sanding-belts, using hand tools and rules.
 
Inspect and mark completed workpieces and stack them on pallets, in boxes, or on conveyors so that they can be moved to the next workstation.
 
Push or hold workpieces against, under, or through cutting, boring or shaping mechanisms.
 
Change alignment and adjustment of sanding, cutting, or boring machine guides in order to prevent defects in finished products, using hand tools.
 
Inspect pulleys, drive belts, guards, and fences on machines to ensure that machines will operate safely.
 
Remove and replace worn parts, bits, belts, sandpaper, and shaping tools.
 
Secure woodstock against a guide or in a holding device, place woodstock on a conveyor, or dump woodstock in a hopper to feed woodstock into machines.
 
Clean and maintain products, machines, and work areas.
 
Attach and adjust guides, stops, clamps, chucks, and feed mechanisms, using hand tools.
 
Examine raw woodstock for defects, and to ensure conformity to size and other specification standards.
 
Set up, program, and control computer-aided design (CAD) or computer numerical control (CNC) machines.
 
Operate gluing machines to glue pieces of wood together, or to press and affix wood veneer to wood surfaces.
 
Sharpen knives, bits, and other cutting and shaping tools.
 
Trim wood parts according to specifications, using planes, chisels, and wood files or sanders.
 
Unclamp workpieces and remove them from machines.
 
Start machines and move levers to engage hydraulic lifts that press woodstocks into desired forms, and disengage lifts after appropriate drying times.
 
Control hoists to remove parts or products from work stations.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Computerized numerical control CNC software Industrial control software
 
Inventory control software Inventory management software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Timekeeping software Time accounting software
 
Adjustable hand wrenches Adjustable wrenches
 
Automatic panel saws Power saws
 
Bench grinders Power grinders
 
Biscuit jointers Biscuit jointers
 
Boring bars Boring tools
 
Boring machines Boring machines
 
Case clamps Positioning jig
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Combination squares Squares
 
Computer terminals Mainframe console or dumb terminals
 
Computerized numerical control CNC boring machines Boring machines
 
Conveyor feeders Conveyor feeders
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Dial calipers Calipers
 
Digital calipers Calipers
 
Dividers Compasses
 
Double end tenoners Cutting machines
 
Drill presses Drilling machines
 
Edge sanders Sanding machines
 
Grease guns Grease guns
 
Hand lathes Lathes
 
Handsaws Saws
 
Height gauges Height gauges
 
Holding clamps Hold down clamps
 
Holding jigs Positioning jig
 
Hydraulic hot presses Hydraulic press frames
 
Lathes Lathes
 
Layout templates Templates
 
Line boring machines Boring machines
 
Machining centers Milling machines
 
Nailing machines Power nail guns
 
Paint application brushes Paint brushes
 
Planers Planing machines
 
Planing machines Planing machines
 
Pneumatic sanding machines Pneumatic sanding machines
 
Power routers Power routers
 
Power sanders Power sanders
 
Precision rulers Rulers
 
Profile grinders Grinding machines
 
Protective ear muffs Ear muffs
 
Protractors Protractors
 
Random orbital sanders Power sanders
 
Safety glasses Safety glasses
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Screw pocket machines Boring machines
 
Shapers Planes
 
Shaping machines Gear shapers
 
Spindle shapers Planes
 
Spray guns Hand sprayers
 
Tenoners Cutting machines
 
Turning lathes Lathes
 
Vernier calipers Calipers
 
Wide belt sanders Sanding machines
 
Wood files Files
 
Woodworking chisels Wood chisels
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Adzing and Boring Machine Operator
Artificial Log Machine Operator
Automatic Clipper
Automatic Lathe Setup and Tooler
Automatic Nailing Machine Operator
Automatic Profile Shaper Operator
Balloon Sander
Band Nailer
Band Saw Operator
Bander
Bander Operator
Barker Operator
Barrel Builder
Barrel Charrer
Barrel Lathe Operator
Barrel Maker
Basket Assembler
Basket Braider
Basket Maker
Basket Weaver
Bender Machine Operator
Bending Frame Operator
Blind Slat Stapling Machine Operator
Board Finisher
Borer
Boring Machine Operator
Bottom Hoop Driver
Bottom Turning Lathe Tender
Bottom Turning Lathe Turner
Bowl Turner
Box Blank Machine Operator
Box Stapler
Box-Blank-Machine Operator
Briar Cutter
Bucker
Bucket Chucker
Bucket Turner
Cabinet Maker
Checkering Machine Adjuster
Chip Machine Operator
Chip Mixing Machine Operator
Chipper
Chipper Machine Operator
Chucking Machine Operator
Chucking Machine Set Up Operator
Chucking and Boring Machine Operator
Cleat Blanker
Cleat Maker
Cleater
Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)
Copy Lathe Tender
Core Composer Feeder
Core Layer Machine Operator
Cork Grinder
Cork Molder
Corrugated Fastener Driver
Corrugator
Creosoting Engineer
Custom Shop Worker
Cylinder Sander Operator
Dado Operator
Dolly Operator
Dollyman
Door Clamper
Doors Prefitter
Double End Trimmer and Boring Machine Operator
Dovetail Machine Operator
Dovetailer
Dowel Inserting Machine Operator
Dowel Machine Operator
Dowel Maker
Doweler
Embossing Machine Operator
End Frazer
End Matcher
End Matcher Operator
End Stapler
End Touching Machine Operator
Excelsior Machine Operator
Excelsior Machine Tender
Fastener
Flake Cutter Operator
Flooring Machine Operator
Foot Miter Operator
Frame Builder
Frame Polisher
Frame Table Operator
Framer
Frazer
Grader
Groover and Striper Operator
Header
Heading Machine Operator
Heading Pinner
Heavy Equipment Operator
Heel Nailing Machine Operator
Hinging Machine Operator
Hoop Expander
Hoop Machine Operator
Hoop Maker
Hoop Riveter
Hooper
Impregnator
Incising Machine Operator
Inletter
Inside Barrel Lathe Operator
Jointer Machine Operator
Jointer Operator
Knife Setter
Knot Saw Operator
Laminating Machine Operator
Laminator
Lap Machine Operator
Lapper
Last Scourer
Last Trimmer
Last Turner
Lathe Operator
Lathe Sander
Lathe Set Up Operator
Lathe Spotter
Linderman
Linderman Machine Operator
Linderman Operator
Line Tender
Lock Corner Machine Operator
Log Cooker
Lumber Press Operator
Lumber Tripper
Machine Bender
Machine Operator
Machine Sander
Machine Setter
Machine Slat Basket Maker
Machine Wood Sander
Machine Woodworking Sander
Machinist
Manufacturing Assistant
Manufacturing Associate
Manufacturing Operator
Miller
Molder Feeder
Molder Operator
Molding Cutter
Molding Sander
Mortising Machine Operator
Multi-Purpose Machine Operator
Multiple Drum Sander
Nail Kegger
Nail Setter
Nail Sticker
Nailer
Nailer Operator
Nailhead Operator
Nailhead Setter
Nailing Machine Operator
Outside Barrel Lathe Operator
Panel Shaper
Pipe and Tank Fabricator
Planer
Planer Operator
Planer Operator / Grader
Planer Setup Operator
Planer Type Milling Machine Setup Operator
Planing Machine Operator
Plow and Boring Machine Tender
Plug Machine Operator
Plugging Machine Operator
Plywood Scarfer Tender
Pole Peeling Machine Operator
Portable Machine Sander
Power Barker
Power Barker Operator
Power Bender Operator
Press Operator
Profile Shaper Operator
Pulley Mortiser Operator
Punch Press Operator
Puncher
Putty Worker
Rabbet Operator
Rafter Cutting Machine Operator
Rail Bender
Retort Engineer
Rodding Machine Tender
Roof Truss Builder
Roof Truss Machine Tender
Rough Planer Tender
Rounding Machine Tender
Router Operator
Router Tender
Sander
Sander Operator
Sanding Machine Buffer
Sanding Machine Operator or Tender
Sanding Machine Tender
Saw Operator
Scooping Machine Tender
Set Up Worker
Set-Up Mechanic
Shake Backboard Notcher
Shank Threader
Shaper Operator
Shook Machine Operator
Shuttle Spotter
Sizing Machine Tender
Skiver
Skiving Machine Operator
Skoog Machine Operator
Skoog Operator
Skoog Patching Machine Operator
Slab Tripper
Slack Cooper
Slat Basket Maker
Slicing Machine Operator/Tender
Slicing Machine Tender
Smoking Pipe Driller and Threader
Spar Machine Operator
Speed Belt Sander
Speed Belt Sander Tender
Spindle Carver
Splicer Operator
Splitter Tender
Splitting Machine Operator
Splitting Machine Tender
Squeezer
Squeezer Operator
Stacker Tender
Stapler
Stapling Machine Operator
Stave Jointer
Stave Machine Tender
Steam Box Operator
Stemhole Borer
Stock Checkerer
Stroke Belt Sander Operator
Swing Type Lathe Operator
Tenon Operator
Tenoner Operator
Timber Sizer
Timber Sizer Operator
Tip Inserter
Tongue and Groove Machine Operator
Touch-Up Carver
Treating Engineer
Trimmer and Borer Machine Operator
Trimming Machine Set-Up Operator
Truss Builder
Turner
Turning Lathe Tender
Turning Machine Set-Up Operator
Turning Sander Operator
Turning Sander Tender
Turret Lathe Operator
Turret Lathe Set Up Operator
Veneer Clipper
Veneer Joiner
Veneer Jointer
Veneer Jointer Operator
Veneer Lathe Operator
Veneer Press Operator
Veneer Slicing Machine Operator
Veneer Splicer
Weaver
Whiting Machine Operator
Wire Stitcher
Wood Borer
Wood Boring Machine Operator
Wood Carving Lathe Operator
Wood Carving Machine Operator
Wood Chopper
Wood Coat Hanger Shaper Machine Operator
Wood Dowel Machine Operator
Wood Drill Operator
Wood Drilling Machine Operator
Wood Gouger
Wood Handler
Wood Heel Back Liner
Wood Lathe Operator
Wood Machine Carver
Wood Miller
Wood Milling Machine Hand
Wood Milling Machine Operator
Wood Milling Machine Tender
Wood Molder
Wood Planer
Wood Router
Wood Router Hand
Wood Turner
Wood Turning Lathe Operator
Woodworking Belt Sander
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Manufacturing
Job Family: Manufacturing/Wood/Furniture
Benchmark Title: Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators and Tenders
 
 
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