Profession sawmill operator
Sawmill operators work with automated lumber mill equipment which saws timber into rough lumber. They also handle various sawing machines which further process the lumber in various shapes and sizes. These processes are nowadays often computer controlled.
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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.
- Wood cuts
Different ways of cutting wood, across the grain or parallel with it, and radial or tangential to the core. The behaviour of cuts of wood under different circumstances and the optimal cut for a given purpose. Influence of special attributes of the wood, like knots or defects.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Handle timber
Identify the main types of timber to be received at your company. Stack and store timber safely and in compliance with company procedures.
- Create cutting plan
Draw up plans to show how the material will be cut into functional pieces to minimise loss of material.
- Adjust properties of cut
Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.
- Keep sawing equipment in good condition
Make sure sawing equipment is always in good and safe working condition. Inspect the equipment for defects. Replace defective or worn-out elements in accordance with guidelines. Store elements safely when not in use. Notify the responsible party in case of large or dangerous defects.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Operate wood sawing equipment
Operate various machinery and equipment to cut wood in different sizes and shapes.
- 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.
- Handle timber based products
Identify the main types of timber based products to be received at your company. Stack and store timber based products safely and in compliance with company procedures.