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8141 WOOD-PROCESSING-PLANT OPERATORS
 


    Wood-processing-plant operators operate and monitor machinery and equipment for sawing wood, cutting veneer and making plywood, and otherwise prepare wood for further use.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring log in-feed and conveyor systems;

    (b) operating and monitoring head saws, resaws and multiblade saws to saw logs, cants, flitches, slabs or wings and remove rough edges from sawn timber;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines which cut veneer;

    (d) operating and monitoring plywood core-laying machines and hot-plate plywood presses;

    (e) performing related tasks;

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Operator, band-saw

  • Operator, sawmill

  • Operator, wood-processing plant

  • Press-operator, plywood


  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Wood seasoner - 7421

  • Wood treater - 7421


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.