Profession wood treater
Wood treaters apply treatments to wood to make it resistant to environmental factors like mould, cold, moisture, or staining. Treatments may also contribute to the colour of the wood. Wood treaters may use chemicals, heat, gasses, UV light, or a combination of these to treat wood.
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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.
- 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.
- Types of wood
Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.
- Record wood treatment information
Record information on wood treatment in the appropriate information system and report it to the correct person.
- Work safely with chemicals
Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.
- Mix chemicals
Mix chemical substances safely according to recipe, using the proper dosages.
- Clean wood surface
Use a variety of techniques on a wood surface to ensure it is free of dust, sawdust, grease, stains, and other contaminants.
- Manipulate wood
Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.
- Meet contract specifications
Meet contract specifications, schedules and manufacturers' information. Check that the work can be carried out in the estimated and allocated time.
- Stack timber
Stack and align timber in neat and separate layers to make it ready for kiln drying.
- Move treated wood
Unload, prepare and move freshly treated wood to an appropriate post-treatment drying area.
- Treat wood
Apply different chemicals to wood in order to increase its natural resistance and prevent deterioration.