1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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7294-11 Wood Processing Machine Operator

Operates sawing and other machines to make logs or cut them into poles or timber pieces; and operates machinery such as rollers and presses to make plywood, particleboard, solid laminate or similar timber products.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • studies work orders to determine requirements
  • secures timber into place and sets saw to produce specified sizes of plank or board to be cut
  • starts machines and feeds stock onto cutting saws or operates automatic feed mechanisms
  • raises or lowers saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controls lathes and sluing machinery to produce veneers and laminates veneer using glue
  • verifies dimensions of stock cut and accuracy of cuts
  • checks saws and other equipment for safety, sharpness and correct functioning
  • replaces worn or defective saw blades and lubricates machines
  • may operate machines to remove bark, knots and dirt from logs and shape logs to round or smooth taper shapes

Specialisations:
Cant Gang Sawyer
Debarker Operator
Plywood and Veneer Repairer
Resawyer
Sawmill Moulder Operator
Veneer Production Machine Operator

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