Adzing and Boring Machine Operator

Operate a variety of machines that trim, bore, incise, and date stamp.

What does an Adzing and Boring Machine Operator do?

Operates variety of machines to trim, bore, incise, and date stamp railroad ties and utility pole crossarms, preparatory to treating with wood preservatives: Adjusts stops and guides, and installs dating punches, boring bits, adzing cutters, incising rollers, and knives, according to work order, using rule, wrenches, pry bar, and hammer. Starts machines and conveyor system and observes operation. Removes defective material from conveyor prior to processing operation. Replaces worn or broken drills, adzing cutters, incising knives, and machine parts. May feed ties or crossarms into machine and inspect finished work.