List of Career Duties Under Wood Production Business Sector

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Acoustical Tile Drill press Operator Career Duties

  • Sets up operates automatic horizontal multiple-spindle drill press to drill holes in insulation board to form acoustical tile
  • Remove machine headplate, using wrench air hoist
  • Attach specified template pattern to chuckplate, using screwdriver
  • Place drills into chuck, according to template pattern
  • Remove template replaces machine headplate
  • Adjust feed rolls, using gauge wrench
  • Load automatic feed magazine with tile starts machine
  • Examine tile to verify that holes are clean cut and conform to depth pattern specifications.

Acoustical Tile Patternmaker Career Duties

  • Tend machines that perforate, groove, and blast patterns on insulation board panels to form acoustical tile
  • Dump sacks of ground walnut shell into hopper of blaster machine moves controls to regulate flow of shell into blaster
  • Adjust height of saws to control depth of cut, using gauge wrench
  • Start machines conveyors, and spaces pattern templates on feed conveyor
  • Feed panelboards into perforating machine, and observes perforated panels to make sure automatic positioning upon templates
  • Observe sets of panels templates as they are conveyed into blaster machine to make sure that specified pattern or decorative design is imprinted upon panels according to template design.

Adzing and boring machine Operator Career Duties

  • Operate variety of machines to trim, bore, incise, and date stamp railroad ties utility pole crossarms, preparatory to treating with wood preservatives
  • Adjust stops guides and installs dating punches, boring bits, adzing cutters, incising rollers and knives, according to work order, using rule, wrenches, pry bar and hammer
  • Start machines & conveyor system observes operation
  • Remove defective material from conveyor prior to processing operation
  • Replace worn or broken drills, adzing cutters, incising knives, and machine parts
  • May feed ties or crossarms into machine inspect finished work.

Antichecking iron Worker Career Duties

  • Hammer shaped steel bands into ends of timbers railroad ties to prevent checking splitting while seasoning
  • May clamp, drill hole and insert bolt or metal dowel through split timbers or ties to hold split parts together
  • May be designated according to shape of band as Beegle-Iron Worker wood prod., nec , C-Iron Worker wood prod., nec , S-Iron Worker wood prod., nec .

Back Tender Insulation Board Career Duties

  • Tend oven drier at back end of pulp-making machine that removes moisture from pulp sheets
  • Observe gauges and charts and turns valves to regulate flow of steam control oven temperature
  • Align sheets on conveyor to prevent jams
  • Regulate speed of conveyor to make sure that dried sheets conform to moisture content specifications.

Board Handler Career Duties

  • Feed laminating machine that bonds coating material, like paper or plastic to hardboard panels
  • Pull panel from supply pallet, centers panel on machine feed conveyor and pushes panel between power rollers of machine that automatically applies coating to panel, bonds material to panel with glue, heat and pressure and discharges laminated panel onto off-feed conveyor.

Calender Operator Insulation Board Career Duties

  • Operate machines in tandem to press rough insulation board into specified caliper thickness , calender iron it into smooth finish, and paint dry it
  • Pump paint from portable tank into machine well
  • Turn handwheel to space paint rolls control specified paint spread on board
  • Start machines and turns valves to start flow of steam and regulate temperature in calender rolls paint-drying oven
  • Weigh unpainted painted sample boards to calculate amount of paint adherence
  • Observe processing to make sure that finished boards meet quality control specifications.

Chip Mixer Career Duties

  • Tend machine that mixes wood chips glue preparatory to extruding particleboard
  • Pull lever to admit dried chips from storage bins into rotary batch mixer
  • Weigh resin glues & catalyst material according to formula pours materials into mixer
  • Verify moisture content of chips by feeling chips with hand or by weighing sample of chips, drying sample in miniature oven, computing weight of moisture removed, and converting weight to percentage, using mathematical tables
  • Adds water to mixture if chips are too dry
  • Notify Drier Tender concrete prod. to increase or decrease drier temperature to control moisture content of chips
  • Pull lever to discharge mixture into extruder hopper.

Chip mixing machine Operator Career Duties

  • Tend machine that mixes wood chips glue preparatory to extruding particleboard
  • Pull lever to admit dried chips from storage bins into rotary batch mixer
  • Weigh resin glues & catalyst material according to formula pours materials into mixer
  • Verify moisture content of chips by feeling chips with hand or by weighing sample of chips, drying sample in miniature oven, computing weight of moisture removed, and converting weight to percentage, using mathematical tables
  • Adds water to mixture if chips are too dry
  • Notify Drier Tender concrete prod. to increase or decrease drier temperature to control moisture content of chips
  • Pull lever to discharge mixture into extruder hopper.

Chipping machine Operator Career Duties

  • Operate machine to cut screen peeler-log cores into chips of specified size
  • Install and adjusts cutting knives reciprocating screens to obtain chips of specified size, using handtools
  • Start machine & conveyors to transfer material between processes to storage bins
  • Select cores according to species pushes cores onto feed conveyor, using pike pole
  • Observe chips moving through screens makes required adjustments
  • May repair breaks in conveyor belts, using handtools.

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