Variety Saw Operator Salary
The average pay for a Variety Saw Operator is $13.68 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
|Hourly Rate||$10.25 - $18.52|
|Overtime||$14.79 - $30.30|
|Total Pay (||$22,053 - $41,062|
Job Description for Variety Saw Operator
A variety saw operator operates a circular saw, carrying out tasks such as sawing and otherwise manipulating wood stock. They need to use various sizes and types of saw disks, so they must be familiar with the various types to determine which disk is needed for the task at hand. The disks are attached to the saw machine using a wrench, and then the machine is started and the wood is sawed. The variety saw operator may also have to manipulate the saw table so that it reaches a specific angle or height. Knobs and handwheels may be manipulated to guide the machine or blade. The variety saw operator may also be expected to be able to read blueprints, and they need to monitor the quality of the sawed wood to make sure that the machine is working well. When it is not, the operator performs troubleshooting and basic repairs. Periodic maintenance should also be carried out on the machine to prevent malfunctions from occurring.Read More...
Some variety saw operator positions are entry-level and offer some form of apprenticeship, while others require relevant experience. Good manual dexterity and physical strength are needed in this role to carry out the duties of this job. Variety saw operators need the ability to use various hand tools, and basic mathematical skills are needed to measure wood stock and gather other measurements.
Variety Saw Operator Tasks
- Set up and operate numerically controlled saws to cut a variety of billets according to customer specifications.
- Package finished materials and perform regular cleaning or maintenance tasks.
- Cut raw material billet with precision according to a pre-established weight target.
- Conduct quality inspections, SPC, and track materials.
- Load and unload billet and mults according to safety regulations using a hoist or hand controlled overhead.
Pay by Experience Level for Variety Saw Operator
Pay by Experience for a Variety Saw Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Variety Saw Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 62 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Variety Saw Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Variety Saw Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 12 salaries. A Variety Saw Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 9 salaries.
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