Saw doctors make, repair, maintain and sharpen a wide range of cutting tools and saw blades. They also maintain mechanical parts of a range of production machines.
Duties & Tasks
Saw doctors may perform the following tasks:manufacture saw blades from blank sheets or strips of steelstraighten and stretch steel in circular and band sawsoperate hand and power tools, machines and mechanical equipmentmill, grind, press or sharpen cutting toolsweld tools, saws and cutting edgesmanufacture and maintain the straightness and balance in all cutting tools and saw bladesuse hand skills to manipulate machines to sharpen saws and cutting tools so that they produce the required surface finish on sawn or milled productsmaintain a range of mechanical parts on sawing machinery used in timber processing.
- enjoy practical and manual activities safety-conscious able to cope with the physical demands of the job normal vision and hearing good hand-eye coordination.