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Wood Sawyer, Edger

Aliases: Edger Machine Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Wood and Carpentry


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Wood Sawyer, Edger is expected to perform include:
  • Setting and operating multiple blade sawing machine to straighten uneven edges
  • Cutting rough wood planks into boards of required widths 
  • Collecting wood planks and determining depth of cut necessary to obtain straight edge 
  • Checking sharpness of saw and setting and spacing saw blades to required positions to cut plank to required dimensions
  • Cutting and straightening uneven edges to shape them into planks of desired width 
  • Checking edges and cutting of plank to ensure accuracy and quality
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory 
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Coming soon

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of operating multiple blade sawing machine
  • Knowledge of cleaning and oiling the machine
  • Proficient in starting machine and pushing plank into feed rollers to carry it into saw cutters
  • Well-versed in adjusting power and speed of feeding mechanism according to thickness of plank
  • Proficient in readjusting blades
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of sharpening or replacing dull saw blades
  • Knowledge of operating other power driven wood working machine
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 2
  • Institute of Wood Science and Technology
  • Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For freshers - ₹ 10,000 to ₹ 15,000 per month
  • For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - ₹ 20,000 to ₹ 30,000 per month
 (These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Wood manufacturers across India
  • Construction sites across India
 
KEYWORDS 
  • Edger Machine Operator 
  • Edger Machine Setter
  • Wood Sawyer, Operator
 
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 8172.0200 Wood Sawyer, Edger
ISCO 2008 Wood Processing Plant Operators NA
NIC 2008 16101 Sawing and planing of wood
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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