1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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WOOD PROCESSING MACHINE OPERATORS operate sawing and other machines to make logs or cut them into poles or timber pieces; and operate machinery such as rollers and presses to make plywood, particleboard, solid laminate or similar timber products.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • securing timber into place and setting saw to produce specified sizes of plank or board to be cut
  • starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw or operating automatic feed mechanisms
  • raising or lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controlling lathes and slicing machinery to produce veneers and laminating veneer using glue
  • verifying dimensions of stock cut and accuracy of cuts
  • checking saws and other equipment for safety, sharpness and correct functioning


This section contains the following subsection :
              7294-01 Supervisor, Wood Processing Machine Operators
              7294-11 Wood Processing Machine Operator

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