Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood


Set up, operate, or tend wood sawing machines. May operate CNC equipment. Includes lead sawyers.

Wage Range 2019  Median wage for this profession is  $29,500,  Oregon $34,540

Employment Outlook 

Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2017 was %5 annual growth across the state. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat lower than most occupations in Oregon through 2027. 

Educational Requirements

The typical entry-level education for this occupation is less than high school. Those with a high school diploma or equivalent have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

Abilities required


  • Control Precision - Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  • Near Vision - Seeing details up close.

  • Manual Dexterity - Holding or moving items with your hands.

  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - Keeping your arm or hand steady.

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