Ripsaw Operators


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Ripsaw Operators

Ripsaw Operators - Preparation

To work as a sawing machine operator, you typically need to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent; and
  • complete moderate-term, on-the-job training.

Education after high school

No formal education beyond high school is required for this occupation.

On-the-job training

Most sawing machine operators learn their skills on the job from an experienced worker. During training, you learn to:

  • read blueprints;
  • set up machines; and
  • plan for production.

Training typically lasts up to one year.

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.