Ripsaw Operators


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Career Cluster
111300
100441
Ripsaw Operators

Ripsaw Operators - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Jobs in the lumber industry are found throughout the country. However, more of these jobs are available in the South and Northwest, close to the supply of wood.

Major employers:

  • Sawmills and planing mills
  • Veneer and plywood manufacturers
  • Household furniture manufacturers
  • Kitchen cabinet manufacturers

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to decline. As more lumber production is automated, people are needed to operate the machines. However, automation is making workers more productive, decreasing the number of sawing machine operators needed.

Job openings will occur as people retire. Job prospects are best for people who have advanced skills and problem-solving skills.

Sawing Machine Operators (CIS 100441)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
972
Small
&
7.2%
5.8%
>>>>
122
Few
  Champaign Area
56
Small
&
8.9%
7.0%
>>>>
6
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
31
Small
&
16.1%
5.0%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
231
Very small
&
11.7%
5.6%
>>>>
31
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
94
Small
&
21.3%
9.7%
>>>>
14
Moderate
  Du Page County
85
Very small
&
11.8%
5.4%
>>>>
12
Few
  Edwardsville Area
18
Very small
&
5.6%
5.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
20
Small
&
15.0%
7.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
14
Very small
&
7.1%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
74
Small
&
21.6%
8.6%
>>>>
11
Few
  McHenry County
36
Small
&
13.9%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
41
Small
&
22.0%
6.8%
>>>>
6
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
32
Small
&
12.5%
3.6%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
32
Very small
&
9.4%
7.3%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
21
Small
&
14.3%
4.3%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
18
Very small
&
16.7%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
43
Small
&
11.6%
7.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
16
Small
&
6.2%
2.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
17
Very small
&
5.9%
4.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
16
Very small
&
6.2%
6.4%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Vermilion County
10
Very small
&
20.0%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
49
Small
&
16.3%
9.1%
>>>>
7
Few
United States
54,500
Small
&
-6.8%
3.7%
>>>>
5,000
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.