Profession engineered wood board machine operator

Engineered wood board machine operators work with machines to bond particles or fibres made from wood or cork. Various industrial glues or resins are applied to obtain fibre board, particle board or cork board.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Composite materials

    The properties of different materials developped in a laboratory, their usage per type of products, and how to create them.

  • Types of wood

    Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.

Skills

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

  • Operate wood board press

    Set up and monitor the machine that bonds wood chips mixed with adhesives and other materials together by applying pressure to create wooden or cork boards.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct routine machinery checks apply wood kiln drying technologies provide advice to technicians check quality of raw materials identify hazards in the workplace operate wood chipper keep records of work progress repair wood board machinery use testing equipment prepare production reports record production data for quality control perform machine maintenance record test data monitor chipper machine replace sawing blade on machine inspect machinery operate debarking machine inspect quality of products maintain wood board machinery dry wood measure furnace temperature consult technical resources operate wood sawing equipment