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Sawmilling Operator - ANZSCO 711313

Description
Sets up and operates machines to cut logs into planks of standard sizes.
Skill Level
4
Alternative Titles
  • Sawmiller
Specialisations
  • Band Saw Operator
  • Beam Saw Operator
  • Cant Gang Sawyer
  • Resawyer
  • Ripsaw Operator
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Group: 7113 Paper and Wood Processing Machine Operators

Description
operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other paper products, fibreboard stock, logs, plywood, particle board, solid laminate and similar timber products.
Tasks
  • setting up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
  • loading machines with paper and fibreboard
  • operating machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
  • adjusting and cleaning machines and performing minor repairs
  • securing timber into place and setting saws to produce specified sizes of plank and board to be cut
  • starting machines and feeding stock onto cutting saw, and operating automatic feed mechanisms
  • raising and lowering saws to trim boards and remove defects such as rot and splits
  • controlling lathes and slicing machines to produce veneers, and laminating veneer using glue
  • verifying dimensions of cut stock and accuracy of cuts
  • checking saws and other machines for safety, sharpness and correct functioning
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
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