Sawmilling Operator

Sawmilling Operators set up and operate machines to cut logs into planks of standard sizes.

Overview

Sawmilling Operators set up and operate machines to cut logs into planks of standard sizes.

Day-to-day

  • adjusts and cleans machines and performs minor repairs
  • secures timber into place and sets saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
  • starts machines and feeds stock onto cutting saws, and operates automatic feeding mechanisms
  • raises and lowers saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controls lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminates veneers using glue
  • verifies dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts
  • checks saws and other machines for safety, sharpness and correct functioning.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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