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Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker

Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker

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Also known as Timber Mill Worker, Wood Processing Worker.

Performs routine tasks in a sawmill or timber yard such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders and racking offcuts.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Tailer-out
Job prospects for Timber and Wood Process Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Timber and Wood Process Workers group include Paper and Pulp Mill Worker, Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker and Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker.

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,600 Timber and Wood Process Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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