List of Career Duties Under Sawmill And Planing Mill Business Sector

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Chain Offbearer Career Duties

  • Pull lumber from moving conveyor coming from ripsaw, resaw, planer, trimmer, and grading tables, and slides stacks lumber on piles, according to grade marked on each piece
  • May push buttons to start and stop conveyor deposit waste material onto slasher conveyor for waste recovery
  • May band stacked lumber to facilitate moving, using banding machine
  • May be designated according to condition of lumber removed from conveyor as Dry-Chain Offbearer saw. and plan. , Green-Chain Offbearer saw. and plan. , or may be designated according to machine from which lumber is conveyed as Planer-Chain Offbearer saw. plan. .

Cut off saw Operator Career Duties

  • Operate power saw to cut logs into specified barrel-stave lengths
  • Roll log on conveyor or table of saw, using cant hook
  • Start conveyor which moves log into position or pushes log along table
  • Start saw lowers saw against or pulls saw through log for each cut to saw log to specified lengths.

Deck Worker Career 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.

Edger Automatic Career 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.

Equalizer Career Duties

  • Operate equalizer saw to saw barrel-stave bolts into specified lengths with square ends
  • Adjust distance between saws
  • Lays bolt on carriage of equalizer starts saws
  • Push carriage between saws to trim square ends of bolts
  • Withdraw carriage removes bolts.

Equalizer Operator Career Duties

  • Operate equalizer saw to saw barrel-stave bolts into specified lengths with square ends
  • Adjust distance between saws
  • Lays bolt on carriage of equalizer starts saws
  • Push carriage between saws to trim square ends of bolts
  • Withdraw carriage removes bolts.

Excelsior machine Feeder Career Duties

  • Tend one or more machines that shred woodstock into excelsior
  • Press pedal to open feed rollers position woodstock
  • Start machine that automatically feeds stock to cutters
  • Stop machine turns woodstock to expose all surfaces to cutters to obtain maximum amount of excelsior from each log.

Excelsior machine Tender Career Duties

  • Tend one or more machines that shred woodstock into excelsior
  • Press pedal to open feed rollers position woodstock
  • Start machine that automatically feeds stock to cutters
  • Stop machine turns woodstock to expose all surfaces to cutters to obtain maximum amount of excelsior from each log.

Flatcar Whacker Career Duties

  • Inspect repairs rail-type logging equipment
  • Examine rail flatcar attachments, like stakes, cables, straps and cross timbers to detect defects
  • Repair or replaces attachments, using handtools, like wrenches, pry bars and hammers
  • Inspect frame and wheel assembly of flatcar notifies maintenance personnel when repairs are needed.

Fuel house Attendant Career Duties

  • Open fuel conveyor chute by moving levers rakes sawmill waste, like chips, sawdust, and shavings, into hopper of furnace
  • May lubricate conveyor system, using grease gun oilcan
  • May move panelboard controls to regulate proportions of bark, chips, sawdust and shavings that are fed to boilers.

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