Rafter Cutting Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to cut notches and bevels in rafters.

What does a Rafter Cutting Machine Operator do?

Sets up and operates machine to cut notches and bevels in rafters for precut or prefabricated houses: Determines from specifications or blueprints number and size of rafters to be cut. Selects and installs saws and cutterheads in machine, and adjusts their spacing and depth and angle of cut, using wrenches, rule, and protractor. Positions board on table or carriage of machine and clamps board in place. Starts machine and moves lever to feed board into saws and cutterheads to cut rafter.