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Woodworking Machine Operators

Operate woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, sanders, planers, or nailing machines.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$17.07 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  0.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Operate woodworking equipment.
  • Feed materials or products into or through equipment.
  • Maneuver workpieces in equipment during production.
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Job Title Examples:

Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)
Sander Operator
Machine Operator

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