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Frame Table Operator

Operate machines to frame timbers for utility poles and for structures.

What does a Frame Table Operator do?

Operates machines to frame timbers for utility poles and for structures, such as buildings, bridges, and piers: Lays out timber for cutting operation, according to blueprints, sketches, or work order, using square, ruler, and pencil. Installs dado cutter or adzing knives. Starts motor that adjusts cutter for depth and angle of cut. Signals FRAME-TABLE-OPERATOR HELPER to spot timber on carriage under cutting tool. Starts machine and advances cutter into wood by turning wheel. Marks finished pieces with die-filled hammer or crayon. Changes cutters, using handtools. Makes repairs and lubricates machine. Bores holes in timber, using drill press or portable drill. May specialize in framing utility poles and be designated Pole Framer, Machine.