Sawmill and Timber Yard Worker

Sawmill or Timber Yard Workers perform routine tasks in sawmill or timber yards, such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders, and racking offcuts.

Overview

Sawmill or Timber Yard Workers perform routine tasks in sawmill or timber yards, such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders, and racking offcuts.

Day-to-day

  • examines wood for faults such as knots, bad edges, stains and poor machine work
  • returns faulty pieces for further machining
  • grades and marks satisfactory pieces according to quality and size
  • keeps records of defective work.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

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To become a Sawmill and Timber Yard Worker

  • You can work as a Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II in sawmilling and processing might be helpful.

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