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Benchperson


The Benchperson Program teaches a student how to bench band saws, including the lining up of head rigs, grinding of band wheels and any other work usually performed by a Benchperson in the Lumber Manufacturing Industry. The Benchperson Program can usually be completed within 1 year. Approx. 4 weeks of the program consists of in-class teaching.

After graduation, the Benchperson will be expected to be qualified to run both a saw fitter and a circular saw filer. He/She will also be well versed in band saw mathematics and measurements and be able to maintain and align band saws.

Careers

Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
Wage: $35,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -19.4%
Self Employed: 19.1%
Unemployment Rate: 0.6%
Employed Part Time: 8.4%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
Wage: $31,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 2.8%
Self Employed: 14.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%
Employed Part Time: 4.0%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
Wage: $28,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 3.8%
Self Employed: 8.0%
Unemployment Rate: 8.4%
Employed Part Time: 4.0%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Woodworkers
Wage: $26,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 1.6%
Self Employed: 43.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Employed Part Time: 10.8%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training