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Woodworking Machine Setters Job Description

The Woodworking Machine Setters job function is to set up, operate, or lend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood nailing machines.

Duties:

The Woodworking Machine Setter starts machines, adjust controls, and makes trial cuts to ensure that machinery is operating properly. The Woodworking Machine Setter determines product specifications and materials, work methods, and machine setup requirements, according to blueprints, oral or written instructions. The Woodworking Machine Setter feeds stock through feed mechanisms or conveyors into planning, shaping, boring, mortising, or sanding machines to produce desired components. The Woodworking Machine Setter adjusts machine tables or cutting devices and sets controls on machines to produce specified cuts or operations. The Woodworking Machine Setter monitors operation of machines, and makes adjustments to correct problems and ensure conformance to specifications. The Woodworking Machine Setter sets up, programs, operates, or tends computerized or manual woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers, and wood-nailing machines. The Woodworking Machine Setter selects knives, saws, blades, cutter heads, cams, bits, or belts, according to work pieces, machine functions, and product specifications. The Woodworking Machine Setter examines finished work pieces for smoothness, shape, angle, depth-of-cut, and conformity to specifications, and verifies dimensions, visually and using hands, rules, calipers, templates, or gauges. The Woodworking Machine Setter inspects and marks completed work pieces and stacks them on pallets, in boxes, or on conveyors so that they can be moved to the next workstation.

Activities:

The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Woodworking Machine Setters must be able to teach others how to do their job performance in order to complete the job or start a new woodworking job. The Woodworking Machine Setter must have the ability to control the operations of equipment or systems. The Woodworking Machine Setter watches gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. The Woodworking Machine Setter must give 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. The Woodworking Machine Setter uses mathematics to solve many of the work related problems. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems when doing their job function.

Abilities:

The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to quickly respond with the hand, finger, or foot to a signal sound, light, picture when it appears while doing their work function. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to quickly move the hand, the hand together with the arm, or the two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to keep the hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding your hand and arm in one position. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability tells when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to time their movements or the movements of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to use their abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving out or fatiguing. The Woodworking Machine Setter needs the ability to use hands and arms in handling, installing positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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