Alternative Title

Wood and Wood Products Labourer

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.
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Skill Level

5

Specialisations

  • Hardboard Factory Worker
  • Joinery Factory Worker
  • Particleboard Factory Worker
  • Plywood Factory Worker

Indicative Skill Level

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)

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.

Tasks Include

  • 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
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