1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Wood Machinist (A-Grade)
      Machine Woodworker

Cuts, planes, turns, shapes and sands wood stock to specifications.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • studies drawings, work orders or sample parts to determine specifications
  • determines tooling and machinery requirements and sequence of operations
  • sets up woodworking machines and wood stock for cutting, planing, turning, shaping and sanding
  • observes operations to detect defects, make adjustments and maintain feed rates, cutting speeds and dimensions of cut
  • cuts tenons for joints, grooves, slots and recesses in timber
  • sharpens knives and cutters of woodworking machines
  • may operate wood turning lathes to turn and shape wood stock for furniture making and other purposes
  • may measure, cut and assemble jigs to be used as templates for assembling timber products
  • may operate panel sawing equipment
  • may operate computer aided manufacturing (CAM) machines

Automatic Profile Sander Operator
Copy Lathe Operator
Edge Bander Operator
Jigmaker (Wood)
Panel Saw Operator
Woodworking Machine Setter

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