Profession wood technology engineer
Wood technology engineers develop materials and components made of wood, construct production facilities and control and monitor the production. They also examine products and materials and advise customers.
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- Investigative / Realistic
- Realistic / Investigative
- Timber products
Key features, advantages and limitations of the different timbers and timber based products sold at a company and where to access this information.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Wood products
The various wood products such as lumber and furniture, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products
The offered mining, construction and civil engineering machinery products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- Construction products
The offered construction materials, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.
- 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.
- Wood moisture content
The amount of water contained in wood materials. The effect of wood moisture on the size and physical characteristics of the wood. Suitable moisture contents for different uses.
- Technical drawings
Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.
- Woodworking tools
The various tools used to process wood, such as planers, chisels and lathes.
- Engineering processes
The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.
- Civil engineering
The engineering discipline that studies the design, construction and maintenance of naturally built works such as roads, buildings, and canals.
- Chemistry of wood
The chemical composition of every wood species, which consists of a certain percentage of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, and contains carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and other elements.
- Types of wood materials
Identify the specification, purpose, and quality of the required wood (based) material and provide information about this to customers.
- Engineering principles
The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.
- Perform scientific research
Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.
- Read standard blueprints
Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.
- Approve engineering design
Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Plan resource allocation
Plan future needs of various resources such as time, money and specific process resources.
- Use technical drawing software
Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.
- Advise customers on wood products
Advise others on the applicability, suitability, and limitations of wood products and wood based materials.
- Ensure compliance with safety legislation
Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.
- Monitor production developments
Monitor parameters to keep an eye on the production, developments and costs within your area of control.
- Adjust engineering designs
Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.
- Plan engineering activities
Plan, pattern, model or engineering woodworking activities before starting them.
- Distinguish wood quality
Distinguish different types of wood quality schemes, grading rules, and standards. See how quality differs between certain kinds of wood, such as hardwoods and softwoods.
- Draw blueprints
Draw layout specifications for machinery, equipment and building structures. Specify which materials should be used and the size of the components. Show different angles and views of the product.
- Meet contract specifications
Meet contract specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information. Check that the work can be carried out in the estimated and allocated time.