Sawmilling Operator

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

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    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

    To become a Sawmilling Operator