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7113 Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
Reference period
2021

Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood, particle board, solid laminate and similar timber products.

Indicative Skill Level:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 4 qualification, or at least three years of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

The occupation Other Wood Processing Machine Operator in this unit group has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate II or III, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:

  • NZQF Level 2 or 3 qualification, or at least one year of relevant experience (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • setting up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
  • loading machines with paper and fibreboard
  • operating machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
  • adjusting and cleaning machines and performing minor repairs
  • securing timber into place and setting saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
  • starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw, and operating automatic feed mechanisms
  • raising and lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controlling lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminating veneer using glue
  • verifying dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts
  • checking saws and other machines for safety, sharpness and correct functioning

Occupations:

  • 711311 Paper Products Machine Operator
  • 711313 Sawmilling Operator
  • 711314 Other Wood Processing Machine Operator

711311 Paper Products Machine Operator

Operates machines to manufacture paper packaging and other products from paper and fibreboard stock.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Carton Making Machinist
  • Embosser
  • Paper Bag Making Machinist

711313 Sawmilling Operator

Alternative Title:

  • Sawmiller

Sets up and operates machines to cut logs into planks of standard sizes.

Skill Level:

  • 4 Australia
  • 3 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Band Saw Operator
  • Beam Saw Operator
  • Cant Gang Sawyer
  • Resawyer
  • Ripsaw Operator

711314 Other Wood Processing Machine Operator

Operates machines that strip and prepare logs, remove bark, cut logs and timber, create wood chips, and cut, glue, press, trim, sand, splice, mould and repair wooden boards of various grades, forms and combinations.

Skill Level: 4

Specialisations:

  • Debarker Operator
  • Docking Saw Operator
  • Log Preparer
  • Plywood and Veneer Repairer
  • Veneer Production Machine Operator