Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, & Tenders


Set up, operate, or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines. May operate CNC equipment.
Also called: Cabinet Maker, Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator), Machine Operator, Sander Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Vero Software Alphacam
    Operating system software
  • Apple macOS
  • Microsoft Windows
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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