Other Wood Processing Machine Operator

Operates machines that strip and prepare logs, remove bark, cut logs and timber, create wood chips, and cut, glue, press, trim, sand, splice, mould and repair wooden boards of various grades, forms and combinations.
Training time 9 weeks - 1 year
Average pay $51,755
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 700

What does an Other Wood Processing Machine Operator do?

  • setting up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
  • loading machines with paper and fibreboard
  • operating machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
  • adjusting and cleaning machines and performing minor repairs
  • securing timber into place and setting saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
  • starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw, and operating automatic feed mechanisms
  • raising and lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controlling lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminating veneer using glue
  • verifying dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts

Specialisations

  • Debarker Operator
  • Docking Saw Operator
  • Log Preparer
  • Plywood and Veneer Repairer
  • Sawmill Moulder Operator
  • Veneer Production Machine Operator

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Furniture Finishing
TAFE
Certificate II in Furniture Making
TAFE
Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing
TAFE
Certificate IV in Timber Processing