Performs routine tasks in a wood processing and timber product factory such as placing logs on equipment and conveyors, assisting with measuring and cutting of materials, and setting up and operating plant equipment.
Skill Level 5
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Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats No caveats
Group: 8394 Timber and Wood Process Workers
perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.
rolling logs from trucks and conveyors to log decks, saw carriages and stacking bays
placing logs and wood billets onto conveyors and lathes for processing into chips, veneers and pulp
sorting and stacking timber during milling
placing timber for processing by machines and unloading cut timber from tail end of machines
assisting with setting up and operating plant and ancillary equipment used in the manufacture of sheets and boards
transporting processed wood products, such as plywood, chipboard sheets and panels, to work areas
clearing blockages in machines
assisting with measuring and cutting materials
packing and loading finished products for transportation
cleaning work areas, tools and equipment
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)
For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.