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Millwork Plywood - Occupations Duties

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Automatic Clipper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend air-powered machine that clips continuous sheet of veneer to specified width to clip out defects
  • Turn dial to set machine cutting mechanism starts conveyor that carries veneer under knife
  • Observe veneer sheet being conveyed to clipper, noting defects, like knots, cracks, pitch pockets and rot and presses button that causes knife to clip out defective portions of veneer to obtain maximum grade
  • Stack clipped veneer sheets on skid marks identification data on top sheet
  • May replace dull knives, using handtools.

Back Feeder Plywood Layup Line Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed veneer back sheets onto conveyor of plywood-layup line machine for subsequent assembly into plywood panels
  • Push button to activate infeed conveyor that conveys stack of back sheets to worker
  • Remove back sheet from stack places sheet on conveyor of plywood-layup line machine behind glue-coated face sheet, crossbands and core stock placed by Core Feeders, Plywood Layup Line millwork-plywood , for subsequent assembly into plywood panel by Core Layers, Plywood Layup Line millwork-plywood
  • Press counter control pedal to tally each back sheet placed on conveyor.

Barker Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate barking machine to remove bark, knots, and foreign matter from veneer blocks preparatory to peeling process
  • Press buttons to control conveyor system that transfers block from storage deck into position over hydraulic hoist to raise hoist until block is centered between chucks
  • Push & turns lever to press chucks into ends of block and to start control rotation speed of block
  • Push lever to lower and control pressure of scraping tool against rotating block and to activate control horizontal movement until bark is removed
  • Raise tool, stops block rotation, raises hoist, retracts chucks, and lowers barked block onto conveyor that transfers block to lathe deck
  • May remove bark, chips, and other material from conveyor barking machine
  • May control conveyor that lifts logs from pond onto barker deck.

Break off Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Off bears breaks veneer sheets discharged from rotary lathe into specified lengths or at points of imperfection, like holes, splits, and discolorations
  • Discard waste veneer into handtruck or onto conveyor that carries it to hog mill for grinding into fuel wood.

Clamp Remover Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Detach clamping devices stacks glued veneer panels after removal from cold press, working as member of team
  • Loosen turn buckles with metal rod and removes retaining rod attached to rails at top bottom of stack
  • Remove top rail from stack & stacks veneer panels caul boards on separate handtrucks
  • Push handtruck with veneer panels to drying oven or storage area for drying
  • May separate layers of veneer panels with spacer sticks
  • May clean glue from caul boards, using scraper
  • May be known according to specific task performed as Veneer Stacker millwork-plywood .

Clipper Offbearer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Remove green veneer sheets from conveyor and stacks sheets on designated carts according to grain pattern size
  • Observe veneer sheets to identify grain pattern, size and quality
  • Remove veneer sheets from conveyor stacks sheet on designated carts according to grain pattern
  • Push loaded cart to pickup area.

Cold press Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend hydraulic press that bands together layers of veneer sheets and core stock to form plywood or veneered products, like tabletops doors
  • Place clamp rails backing board in press
  • Load stack of assembled layers from conveyor or handtruck into press by hand or by use of hoist
  • Place backing board clamp rails on top of stack
  • Turn handwheels to set pressure specified for material starts press
  • Attach retainer rods to top and bottom clamp rails tightens turnbuckles on rods to maintain pressure on stack after removal from press
  • Release press removes clamped stack from press bed for drying.

Core composer Feeder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that trims uneven edges of veneer sheets and tenderizes indents breaks wood fibers of veneer for composing into plywood core sheets
  • Push buttons and pedal to start machine to raise veneer stack on lift table to feeding height
  • Align uneven edges of veneer sheets on lift table, using shadow line and feeds sheets into machine for trimming tenderizing
  • Observe veneer sheets discharged from tenderizer machine onto feed conveyor of core composer machine slackens feeding pace as necessary to reduce detected pile ups
  • Observe stacker lift table at discharge end of core composer machine and activates conveyor to remove full stacks reposition stacker lift table for next stack
  • Occasionally measures moisture content of veneer prior to tenderizing, using moisture meter, and removes veneer containing excessive moisture for redrying.

Core composer machine Tender Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend core composer machine that automatically glues salvaged veneer strips together to form continuous sheet, saws continuous sheet in half, and clips sawn sheets to standard length for use as plywood core stock
  • Press button to start machine
  • Depress pedal to convey veneer strips discharged from tenderizer machine onto infeed conveyor of core composer machine
  • Push each strip against wedge-edge detector that detects oblique edges, and positions wedge-shaped veneer strips against oblique edges to form square edges prior to gluing
  • Observe gluing apparatus that applies continuous melted glue strings across tops of veneer strips to connect strips, and replaces exhausting glue-string spools
  • Observe machine operations to detect jamming, and reverses machine as necessary to unclog jams

Core Feeder Plywood Layup Line Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend plywood-layup line machine that applies glue to top surfaces of veneer sheets before assembly into plywood panels, working as member of team
  • Press pedals to start machine to activate infeed conveyors that convey stacks of face sheets, crossbands and core stock to feed end of machine
  • Remove face sheets, crossbands and core stock from respective infeed conveyors & places sheets in specified sequence on machine conveyor that carries sheets past trash gate and through glue curtain to Back Feeder, Plywood Layup Line millwork-plywood Core Layers, Plywood Layup Line millwork-plywood
  • Press pedals to open trash gate to remove detected unusable veneer, like broken or split sheets, from conveyor.


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