List of Career Duties Under Sawmill And Planing Mill Business Sector

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Sawmill Supervisor Career Duties

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in shaping logs or wood to form rough lumber, shingles, cooperage stock, lathes, and veneer stock
  • Read work orders to define type product to be produced production schedule
  • Instruct workers on machine setup to meet production requirements
  • Inspect material during and after processing to define that dimensions grade meet specifications
  • Direct workers to adjust machine setup or processing procedure to correct defects
  • Perform duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May inspect, grade, scale, and tally incoming lumber verify invoices
  • May compute wood requirements needed to meet production demands
  • May supervise coordinate activities of workers engaged in removing bark from logs prior to processing.

Sawmill Worker Career Duties

  • Perform any combination of following duties in preparing logs for cutting into lumber storing cut lumber in sawmill
  • Unload logs from trucks or cars
  • Roll logs onto sawmill deck
  • Examine logs for defects, like embedded pieces of iron or stone, decayed wood from splits, and marks defects for removal by other workers
  • Roll logs from deck onto log or carriage
  • Ride log carriage of head saw adjusts position of logs on carriage to cut planks of required thickness
  • Sort guides planks emerging from saw onto roller tables or conveyors for trimming edges
  • Straighten lumber on moving conveyors
  • Straighten edges of rough lumber, using saw
  • Operate maintains donkey engines
  • Sharpen adjusts teeth of woodworking saws
  • Tend fires in donkey engine
  • May relieve designated workers engaged in preparing or cutting logs into lumber and be designated Sawmill-Relief Worker saw. plan. .

Separator Career Duties

  • Operate conveyor system in sawmill to route lumber, cants, and timber to processing operations according to size, grade, and specie, or type of processing required
  • Raise and lowers cross chains by moving levers pedals to shift boards, timbers, or cants from one set of conveyor rolls to another or from rolls to platform
  • Raise stop blocks to stop lumber at specified points along rolls
  • Stop reverses conveyors to re-route cants for further processing
  • May operate electric hoist to move cants to stockpile
  • May operate cut-off saw to cut cants to specified lengths.

Shake Backboard Notcher Career 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.

Shake Sawyer Career Duties

  • Operate band ripsaw to cut bolts into shakes
  • Start saw positions bolt on saw table
  • Push guides bolt through saw so that bolt is cut diagonally to form shakes
  • Trim edges of shake with saw or saws and grades shake according to length width
  • Toss shake into bin according to grade
  • May replace saw bands, using handtools.

Shingle Packer Career Duties

  • Pack shingles or shakes into bundles for shipment
  • Lays shingles or shakes in jig with small ends interwoven to form bundle
  • Count shingles or shakes to make sure specified quantities
  • Bind bundles with shingle bands or steel band, using stapler or crimping tool
  • When packing shakes, may be designated Shake Packer saw. plan. .

Shingle Sawyer Career Duties

  • Tend machine that saws wooden blocks into shingles
  • Place block in machine carriage adjusts carriage for making sure that shingles are of specified thickness
  • Start machine that moves carriage back forth to feed block into rotating saw to cut shingles
  • Catch shingles as they fall from saw, grades shingles according to knots, rot, or other defects, and trims off defects with power saw
  • Sort trimmed shingles according to grade tosses shingles into specified containers.

Shingle Trimmer Career Duties

  • Tend table saw to trim edges cut defects from shingles
  • Inspect each shingle for defects, like rot, knots and faulty grain
  • Place shingle on saw conveyor guides shingle through saw
  • Toss unusable shingles into waste bin
  • May replace worn saw blades, using handtools.

Shingle Weaver Career Duties

  • Pack shingles or shakes into bundles for shipment
  • Lays shingles or shakes in jig with small ends interwoven to form bundle
  • Count shingles or shakes to make sure specified quantities
  • Bind bundles with shingle bands or steel band, using stapler or crimping tool
  • When packing shakes, may be designated Shake Packer saw. plan. .

Short log bolter Operator Career 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.

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