7521-Wood treaters

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Wood treaters
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Job Description: 
Wood treaters operate and tend wood treatment processing equipment and machines to remove bark from logs, produce wood chips, season, preserve and treat wood, and produce waferboards, particleboards, hardboards, insulation boards, plywood, veneers and similar wood products.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) operating and tending kilns, treating tanks and other equipment to dry lumber, prepare and season wood and other wood products, and to treat chemically and impregnate wood products with preservatives
  • (b) monitoring equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights in order to detect deviations from standards and to ensure that processes are operating according to specifications
  • (c) assisting in maintaining processing equipment and machines as required
  • (d) cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment
  • (e) transporting materials and products to and from work areas, manually or using carts, handtrucks, or hoists
  • (f) completing and maintaining production reports.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Dry kiln operator
- Lumber kiln operator
- Veneer dryer tender
- Wood seasoner
- Wood treater


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Wood processing plant operators - 8172

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