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Wood processing plant operators

Wood processing plant operators monitor, operate, and control automated lumber mill equipment for sawing timber logs into rough lumber, cutting veneer, making plywood and particle board, and otherwise preparing wood for further use.

Job Definition

(a) examining logs and rough lumber to determine size, condition, quality and other characteristics to decide on best lumber cuts, or operating automated equipment conveying logs through laser scanners which determine the most productive and profitable cutting patterns
(b) operating and monitoring log in-feed and conveyor systems
(c) operating and monitoring automated lumber mill equipment from control rooms or equipment consoles of head saws, resaws and multiblade saws to saw logs, cants, slabs or wings and remove rough edges from sawn timber into dressed lumber of various sizes, and saw or split shingles and shakes
(d) operating and monitoring plywood core-laying machines and hot-plate plywood presses and machines which cut veneer
(e) cleaning and lubricating sawmill equipment

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