Strong demand for qualified saw doctors
Demand for saw doctors is good due to increased demand for processed wood in New Zealand so more saw doctors are needed to maintain wood processing equipment.
There is also a shortage of qualified saw doctors in sawmills.
According to the Census, 270 saw doctors worked in New Zealand in 2018.
Most saw doctors employed in timber processing industry
Most saw doctors are employed by sawmills and timber processing plants. Others work for:
- engineering companies
- tool manufacturers
- specialist saw and blade-sharpening companies.