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8394 Timber and Wood Process Workers

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

Timber and Wood Process Workers perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.

Indicative Skill Level:

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

In Australia:

  • AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

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

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification

Tasks Include:

  • rolling logs from trucks and conveyors to log decks, saw carriages and stacking bays
  • placing logs and wood billets onto conveyors and lathes for processing into chips, veneers and pulp
  • sorting and stacking timber during milling
  • placing timber for processing by machines and unloading cut timber from tail end of machines
  • assisting with setting up and operating plant and ancillary equipment used in the manufacture of sheets and boards
  • transporting processed wood products, such as plywood, chipboard sheets and panels, to work areas
  • clearing blockages in machines
  • assisting with measuring and cutting materials
  • packing and loading finished products for transportation
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment

Occupations:

  • 839411 Paper and Pulp Mill Worker
  • 839412 Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker
  • 839413 Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker

839411 Paper and Pulp Mill Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Pulp, Paper Making and Paper Products Labourer

Performs routine tasks in a paper and pulp mill such as placing logs onto conveyors for chipping, and loading woodchip and pulp for processing.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

839412 Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker

Alternative Titles:

  • Timber Mill Worker
  • Wood Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in a sawmill or timber yard such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders and racking offcuts.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Dry Mill Worker (NZ)
  • Tailer-out

839413 Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker

Alternative Title:

  • Wood and Wood Products Labourer

Performs routine tasks in a wood processing and timber product factory such as placing logs on equipment and conveyors, assisting with measuring and cutting of materials, and setting up and operating plant equipment.

Skill Level:

  • 5 Australia
  • 4 New Zealand

Specialisations:

  • Hardboard Factory Worker
  • Joinery Factory Worker
  • Particleboard Factory Worker
  • Plywood Factory Worker