Sets up and operates machines to cut logs into planks of standard sizes.
Band Saw Operator
Beam Saw Operator
Cant Gang Sawyer
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 7113 Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators
operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood, particle board, solid laminate and similar timber products.
setting up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
loading machines with paper and fibreboard
operating machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
adjusting and cleaning machines and performing minor repairs
securing timber into place and setting saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw, and operating automatic feed mechanisms
raising and lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
controlling lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminating veneer using glue
verifying dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts
checking saws and other machines for safety, sharpness and correct functioning
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.