Profession wood boring machine operator

Wood boring machine operators use milling machines or specialise boring jigs to cut holes in wood workpieces. Wood boring differs from routing mainly in that the main movement is into the workpiece as opposed to across its surface.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of wood

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

  • Types of boring heads

    Qualities and applications of various types of boring heads, such as rough boring heads, fine boring heads and others.

  • Types of drill bits

    Qualities and applications of various types of drill bits, such as core drill bits, spotting drill bits, countersink drill bits and others.

Skills

  • Ensure conformity to specifications

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

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Tend boring machine

    Tend a boring machine, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

  • 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.

  • Manipulate wood

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

Optional knowledge and skills

sand wood carry out measurements of parts tend cnc drilling machine woodworking processes cutting technologies cad software manufacturing of sports equipment pack goods mechanical systems monitor conveyor belt check quality of raw materials prepare production reports manufacturing of daily use goods keep records of work progress monitor stock level consult technical resources perform product testing perform machine maintenance provide advice to technicians manufacturing of furniture apply wood finishes record production data for quality control inspect quality of products