Profession chipper operator
Chipper operators tend machines that chip wood into small pieces for use in particle board, for further processing into pulp, or for use in its own right. Wood is fed into the chipper and shredded or crushed using a variety of mechanisms.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Manage logs transfer
Select logs from storage and coordinate their transportation. Keep up with schedules and production requirements.
- Operate wood chipper
Operate wood chipper machine by inserting long logs, poles, and pieces of timber, producing wood chips.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Monitor chipper machine
Monitor in-feed and clear the chipper equipment of debris to avoid blockages and jams in order to secure a free flow of materials.
- Adjust properties of cut
Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.
- Drive chipper truck
Drive chipper trucks or vans, from which the machine is often controlled and operated. Use the vehicle for pickups of processed wood materials in forest job sites.
- Sharpen edged tools
Identify dull edges to sharp tools, or any defect in the edge. Use appropriate equipment to safely and effectively sharpen the tool. Maintain and protect sharpened tools. Report irreparable faults to the appropriate person.