Profession edge bander operator

Edge bander operators tend machines that veneer materials, mostly wood, to increase durability and make them aesthetically pleasing. They also regulate the speed of the belt, set temperature control to regulate heat, brush glue on edges of panels and start and regulate the machine.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Edge banding

    The process and different kinds of edge banding strips to cover materials with.

  • Types of wood

    Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.

Skills

  • Maintain edge banding machinery

    Maintain edge banding machinery and equipment, to ensure that it is clean and in safe, working order. Perform routine maintenance on equipment and adjust when necessary, using hand and power tools.

  • Operate edge banding machinery

    Operate machines and equipment used to cover materials such as wood with a protective layer.

  • Check quality of raw materials

    Check the quality of basic materials used for the production of semi-finished and finished goods by assessing some of its characteristics and, if needed, select samples to be analysed.

  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

    Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

Optional knowledge and skills

supply machine operate hot glue gun remove processed workpiece inspect quality of products manufacturing of daily use goods record production data for quality control perform test run sand wood troubleshoot monitor stock level weigh materials set up the controller of a machine remove excess glue monitor automated machines apply a protective layer manufacturing of sports equipment manipulate wood repair edge banding machinery