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Automatic Edger Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate multiple-blade sawing machine and conveyor system from panelboard to straighten edges of rough lumber saw lumber into boards of prescribed widths
  • Start conveyor to move lumber and scans board as it passes to define cut that will produce highest quality grade
  • Press panel buttons to space saw blades trips pedal to start feed rollers leading to saws.

Automatic Log cut off Sawyer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate panelboard of circular saw and conveyor system to saw logs to specified lengths to move cut logs to other stations for further processing
  • Start conveyor belt that transfers log to feed conveyor
  • Observe log for defining number of usable lengths to be cut and presses button on panelboard to lower saw that trims squares log ends
  • Cuts log to specified lengths by registering length specification on control panel of machine that automatically measures log lowers saw to cut log when log reaches selected position
  • Control discharge conveyor to transfer log to Head Sawyer saw. and plan. 667.662-010 or Gang Sawyer saw. and plan. 667.682-030 according to size texture of log.

Backer Board Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that notches boards for use as insulation backing on shakes
  • Insert insulation board in jig butts end of board against stop
  • Press pedal to lower punch that notches edge of board to provide for circulation of air when board is installed
  • Remove board from jig places board on conveyor.

Band log mill and carriage Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate head saw feed carriage to saw logs into cants or boards
  • Start mechanical loader arms that place log on carriage
  • Sets dogs adjusts carriage blocks to align log for sawing
  • Activate carriage that moves log against saw blade
  • Observe exposed face of log after first cut to define grade and size of next cut adjusts setting of carriage blocks
  • Start mechanical log turner that turns log over on carriage for subsequent cuts
  • May be designated according to type of saw operated as Band-Head-Saw Operator saw. and plan. , Circular-Head-Saw Operator saw. plan. .

Band sawmill Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate head saw feed carriage to saw logs into cants or boards
  • Start mechanical loader arms that place log on carriage
  • Sets dogs adjusts carriage blocks to align log for sawing
  • Activate carriage that moves log against saw blade
  • Observe exposed face of log after first cut to define grade and size of next cut adjusts setting of carriage blocks
  • Start mechanical log turner that turns log over on carriage for subsequent cuts
  • May be designated according to type of saw operated as Band-Head-Saw Operator saw. and plan. , Circular-Head-Saw Operator saw. plan. .

Bill Cutter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate saws to cut lumber according to customers order or plant production specifications
  • Select lumber of kind grade specified on work order
  • Measure & marks lumber according to specifications, using rule square
  • Cuts lumber to specified length width, using crosscut saws [Cut-Off-Saw Operator woodworking I], ripsaws [Ripsaw Operator woodworking ], or multiple-purpose saws [Variety-Saw Operator woodworking ].

Bolter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend circular saw that cuts slabs, edgings, and short logs into pieces suitable for making sawmill byproducts, like shingles, shakes laths, or for fuel
  • Start conveyor that moves slab, edging, or short log into cutting position against end stop
  • Start saw moves saw to cut pieces according to requirements
  • May set dogs or wedges to hold slab, ending, or short log in place
  • May be designated Cut-Off Sawyer, Shingle Mill saw. plan. when cutting pieces used for making shingles
  • May be designated Scrap Sawyer saw. plan. when cutting scrap lumber for use as fuel.

Bottom saw Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate machine to cut blocks of wood into boards of specified thickness for bottoms of buckets tubs
  • Adjust height of guide for desired thickness of board
  • Clamp wood in position on feed carriage
  • Push carriage over saw withdraws carriage cutting off board of specified thickness
  • Loosen clamp drops wood down on guide for next cut.

Bull chain Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend chain conveyor that hauls logs up chute from pond to saw or barker deck
  • May activate kicker arms that push log conveyor to deck.

Bundle Tier And Labeler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend bundling machine that ties labels stacks of lumber
  • Fill machine hoppers with labels staples
  • Depress pedal to activate conveyor that brings stacks of lumber to machine
  • Slide stack of lumber onto machine conveyor
  • Push stack into machine that automatically clamps boards together staples label on end of boards
  • Ties cord around stack while stack is clamped in machine to form bundle
  • Push bundle along conveyor after bundle is automatically released from machine
  • May tally number of bundles on production sheet.


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