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What do wood machinists and other wood trades workers do?

  • study drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications, tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
  • set up and operate woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planing, turning, shaping and sanding
  • remove old finishes
  • apply varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polish and wax finished surfaces
  • fit and fasten frame pieces
  • mount backing materials and subjects for framing

Low

projected job openings

$41-$52k

qualified full-time wage

80%

employed full-time

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