Profession Wood processing plant operator

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    Wood processing plant operator

Wood processing plant operators set up, operate or tend woodworking machines, such as drill presses, lathes, shapers, routers, sanders, planers and wood nailing machines.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Tasks wood processing plant operator

  • Study work orders to determine requirements.
  • Determine product specifications, materials, work methods and machine setup.
  • Adjust machine tables or cutting devices and set controls on machines to produce specified cuts or operations.
  • Start machines.
  • Feed stock, e.g. through feed mechanisms or conveyors.
  • Monitor operation of machines and make adjustments.
  • Detect rot, splits and other defects in wood and finished products.
  • Check quality, packaging and stacking of products.
  • Adjust, clean, repair and replace machine parts.
  • Record production details and report machine or production faults.

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