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Job Description:

  • 1) Sets up and operates single- or double-spindle shaping machine to cut grooves, rabbets, flutes, or pattern shapes on surface and edges of woodstock: Examines drawings, blueprints, or written orders to determine cutting pattern.

  • 2) Selects, installs, aligns, and adjusts cutterheads, guides, and jigs to make specified cuts and shapes, using handtools.

  • 3) Starts machine and feeds woodstock into cutterheads, holding and pressing stock against guide or jig to obtain specified cut.

  • 4) Measures shaped stock to verify conformance to pattern, using rule, calipers, or gauges.

  • 5) May hold and push stock into cutterheads without aid of jig or guide.

  • 6) May sharpen and mount cutting knives in cutterheads, using balance scale, truing I block, emery wheel, and wrench.

  • 7) May be designated according to machine operated as Double-Spindle-Shaper Operator.

  • 8) May operate shaper machine to mold panels by cutting away sections along edges of stock and be designated Panel-Raiser Operator.

  • 9) May be designated according to parts shaped as Small-Parts-Shaper Operator.




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DOT:   665.682-034

Job Number: 9240