Becoming a Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker
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Becoming a 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.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $44,569
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 700

What does a Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker do?

  • 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


  • Tailer-out

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