Contour Saw Operator

Band Saw Operator

The tasks a Band Saw Operator is expected to perform include:

Operating power driven endless steel band saw to cut log beams or planks to required sizes

Selecting and fitting band saw of appropriate size and sharpness over pulley of machine depending on type of wood to be cut

Securing it tightly by turning hand wheels of machine ensuring proper alignment and tension

Placing log or timber over platform of machine using hoisting equipment or with help of workers and secures it firmly to traverser with clamps, hooks, wedges, etc.

Adjusting machine table, guiding, stopping, and other controls to ensure that band saw cuts log or clamps to required sizes

Selecting speed for movement or rotation of band saw, starting machine and operating hand lever to move traverser with log against rotating saw for cutting log or plank to required sizes

Controlling movement of log against rotating saw, slowing its speed when knots in wood are to be cut

Removing cut pieces from table

Cleaning sticky saw dust from pulleys and band saw to remove friction and oil machine

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, etc.

Well-versed with design techniques, tools, etc.

Proficient in using power driven endless steel band saw

Knowledge of sharpening teeth of saw over grinding machine

Knowledge of braze joints of band saw

Knowledge of operating vertical or horizontal log band mill

Diligent and hardworking

Dexterity of hands

Ability to focus for long hours

Ability to follow instructions

Problem solving skills

Ability to work independently

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include cuts, needle pricks, blood pressure, back problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to noise, dust particles, repetitious motion of arms, wrists, hands and fingers, skeletal deformation, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 18,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Furniture Industry in India

The furniture industry in India is generating a turnover of 3500 crore per annum. The industry grows by 20 % in coming times. The furniture industry has become a great pride for the nation to hold a magnificent impact for its fine arts and marvellous works. The foreign market feels content and confident as the Indian furniture companies add growth of the industry. India holds a magnificent place in the world market for Indian furniture in fine arts and superb works.

Size of Indian Furniture Industry

The un-organized sector for the furniture market is at 10 % and growing at about 35 % CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate). Furniture segment compromises of 65 % of the home market and 35 % of institutions. The entire home d?cor category spends furniture accounts about 68 % of the share while remaining 32 % comprises of furnishing and home investments. Imported furniture constitutes to 85 % of the total organized furniture. India imports furniture from Italy, Germany, Spain, China, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. there is growth in Indian furniture sector. As of the statistics, in 2006 the Indian market is estimated to be worth US$1, 358 million. About 11 % of this wooden furniture is imported and are growing at 50 % to 60 % every year. India was the largest furniture importer in the world 2004-2005 with a 17 % share in the furniture imports worldwide.

Local tradition and culture contributed to the furthest development of ornamental woodwork for palaces, temples, public houses, and work of arts. The tradition of using wooden furniture for home came into late existence. In India, offices and hotels had furniture from the beginning but the home furniture came gradually, where it started with a chair, sofa, bed and then the dining table. But now-a-days the usage of wooden goods in home also increased, as people started using wood for decorating, furnishing cupboards and etc. Thus the Indian furniture market grew from the ground level to now and which will further develop in future days.

Wood manufacturers across India

Construction sites across India

Towns and cities across India

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Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute

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