Profession planer thicknesser operator
Planer thicknesser operators use machinery to shave wood planks to a uniform thickness. The machine usually planes both sides of the plank in one operation. They feed the plank into the machine carefully to prevent excess planing at the edge known as 'snipe'.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Woodworking processes
Steps in the processing of wood for the manufacturing of wooden articles and types of machines used for these processes such as drying, shaping, assembling and surface finishing.
- Cutting technologies
The variety of cutting technologies, such as software or mechanics, guiding cutting processes through lasering, sawing, milling etc.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Adjust properties of cut
Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- 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.
- Set up the cutter head
Set up and install knives in the cutter head of the thickness planer.
- Operate thickness planer machine
Feed wood materials into the thickness planer, after which a surfaced board is retrieved. Avoid 'sniping' by using an additional piece of wood with the same thickness.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.