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Saw Filer / Fitter
4 years
Red Seal

Saw filers and fitters work in lumber mills and processing plants. They repair, set, and sharpen band saws, circular saws, chain saws, hand saws, and other types of saw blades. They also maintain and adjust saw-sharpening equipment. Saw filers and fitters must be mechanically inclined, have computer skills, and be able to handle physical work.

Certification Requirements
  • The Saw Filer / Fitter apprenticeship consists of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 8,000 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.