Timber and Wood Process Worker

Timber and Wood Process Workers perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.
info-icon
$1013 per week
info-icon
0
in
    info-icon
    Decline

    Overview

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

    Day-to-day

    • 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.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding

    To become a Timber and Wood Process Worker

    • You can work as a Timber or Wood Process Worker without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

    Skills employers are looking for

    info-icon