Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker - ANZSCO 839412

Description
Performs routine tasks in a sawmill or timber yard such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders and racking offcuts.
Skill Level
5
Alternative Titles
  • Timber Mill Worker
  • Wood Processing Worker
Specialisations
  • Dry Mill Worker (NZ)
  • Tailer-out
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8394 Timber and Wood Process Workers

Description
perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.
Tasks
  • rolling logs from trucks and conveyors to log decks, saw carriages and stacking bays
  • placing logs and wood billets onto conveyors and lathes for processing into chips, veneers and pulp
  • sorting and stacking timber during milling
  • placing timber for processing by machines and unloading cut timber from tail end of machines
  • assisting with setting up and operating plant and ancillary equipment used in the manufacture of sheets and boards
  • transporting processed wood products, such as plywood, chipboard sheets and panels, to work areas
  • clearing blockages in machines
  • assisting with measuring and cutting materials
  • packing and loading finished products for transportation
  • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
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