List of Career Duties Under Sawmill And Planing Mill Business Sector

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Log Peeler Career Duties

  • Peel bark from logs by hand, using two-handled drawknife
  • Pull log from storage area positions log for peeling, using cant hook
  • Secure log, using log-dog wedge and pulls drawknife lengthwise along log to strip bark from log
  • Rotate log repeats stripping action until bark is removed from log
  • Chop branch stumps from log, using hatchet
  • Stack stripped logs between spacing boards to facilitate drying of wood
  • Strap specified number of logs together, using steel banding tape strapping tools.

Log Roller Career Duties

  • Perform any combination of following tasks to transfer logs peeler blocks logs cut to lathe length from pond, trucks, or conveyor to log deck, barken deck, or lathe deck
  • Roll logs from trucks or conveyor to deck, using peavy, or transfers peeler blocks from pond to barken deck, using electric hoist conveyor
  • Arrange logs on deck for feeding logs to saws or positions blocks at lathe or barken deck, using conveyor
  • Mark center of blocks for lathe chucks, using scale
  • May attach hoist hooks to blocks position block between lathe chucks
  • May move levers to activate mechanism that kicks logs from conveyor to deck
  • May use ax or pick to remove undesirable material from bark, like stones or nails.

Lumber Guider Career Duties

  • Straighten lumber on conveyor to align lumber for grading, sawing, edging, trimming, sorting, stacking, or for transfer to other conveyors
  • Clear jammed material, using picaroon to permit normal flow of lumber along conveyor
  • Clean work area, using broom shovel
  • May pile lumber on trucks or pallets
  • May tend automatic conveyor sorting machine that sorts lumber for further processing
  • May be designated according to process involved as Cross-Tie Turner wood prod., nec , Sorter-Lumber Straightener saw. and plan. , Stacker-Straightener saw. and plan. , Trimmer Loader saw. and plan. , Trimmer Tailer saw. plan. .

Lumber Sorter Machine Career Duties

  • Tend sorting mechanism grades green lumber as lumber passes on conveyor to designated racks
  • Determine length thickness of board by comparing board with gauged marks on machine table
  • Lift end of board feels wood to estimate moisture content
  • Route board to appropriate holding rack by pressing specified button on control panel
  • May grade and route veneer to designated bin be designated Veneer Sorter millwork-plywood .

Lumber Straightener Career Duties

  • Straighten lumber on conveyor to align lumber for grading, sawing, edging, trimming, sorting, stacking, or for transfer to other conveyors
  • Clear jammed material, using picaroon to permit normal flow of lumber along conveyor
  • Clean work area, using broom shovel
  • May pile lumber on trucks or pallets
  • May tend automatic conveyor sorting machine that sorts lumber for further processing
  • May be designated according to process involved as Cross-Tie Turner wood prod., nec , Sorter-Lumber Straightener saw. and plan. , Stacker-Straightener saw. and plan. , Trimmer Loader saw. and plan. , Trimmer Tailer saw. plan. .

Packager Head Career Duties

  • Operate double-end trimming machine to saw simultaneously several pieces of lumber to identical lengths
  • Sets movable saw at specified distance from stationary saw
  • Stack lumber in machine butts ends of lumber against guide block
  • Move lever to clamp lumber in machine
  • Start saws that cut off ends of lumber
  • Place sawed lumber on conveyor.

Pad machine Feeder Career Duties

  • Feed machine that compresses and wraps excelsior to make pads used in packing furniture other products
  • Spread excelsior on feed conveyor and observes operation to detect jamming of material packaging defects
  • May fill glue reservoir, mount roll of paper on machine and adjust conveyor guides speed controls.

Pad machine Offbearer Career Duties

  • Off bears machine that compresses and wraps excelsior into pads used in packing furniture other products
  • Remove paper-covered excelsior pads from conveyor and inspects them for torn wrapping completeness of filling
  • Tear open defective pads dumps excelsior on salvage pile
  • Fold moistened gummed-paper tape over opened ends of acceptable pads to complete sealing of pads stacks acceptable pads on floor.

Planer Feeder Career Duties

  • Feed machine that smooths concave convex surfaces of barrel or keg staves
  • Insert staves between feed rollers that carry staves between rotating cutters of machine.

Pony Edger Career Duties

  • Operate multiple-blade sawing machine to straighten edges of rough lumber cut lumber into boards of prescribed widths
  • Lays rough board on edger table spaces saw blades so that board of highest quality will be cut from rough board
  • Adjust power-feeding mechanism to thickness of board
  • Push board into feed rollers which force board between saws that straighten edges of board
  • May replace dull saw blades.

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