Other wood processing machine operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9434

Machine operators in this unit group operate and tend wood processing equipment and machines to remove bark from logs, produce wood chips, preserve and treat wood, and produce waferboards, particleboards, hardboards, insulation boards, plywood, veneers and similar wood products. They are employed in sawmills, woodrooms of pulp mills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing plants.

Job Duties for Other wood processing machine operators

  • Operate and tend various wood processing equipment and machines to remove bark, knots and dirt from logs; reduce logs or sawmill waste into wood chips or flakes; stack and band lumber; screen wood chips; and produce waferboards, particleboards, hardboards and insulation boards
  • Operate and tend conveyors, lathes, sanding machines and other equipment to peel and slice veneer from logs and log sections, and to glue, press, trim, sand and splice veneer sheets
  • Operate and tend kilns, treating tanks and other equipment to dry lumber and other wood products, and to treat chemically and impregnate wood products with preservatives
  • Observe equipment, panel indicators, video monitors, and other instruments to detect malfunctions and ensure that processes are operating according to specifications
  • Assemble plywood panels and repair plywood and veneer mechanically or manually
  • Start up, shut down, set up, adjust and assist in maintaining processing equipment and machines as required
  • Complete and maintain production reports.

Working Conditions for Other wood processing machine operators

Work is performed in processing facilities, where safety measures must be followed to prevent injury from machinery, tools, airborne particles, and noise.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Automatic Veneer Clipper Tender - Wood Processing
  • Barker Operator
  • Barker Operator - Wood Processing
  • Barking Machine Operator - Wood Processing
  • Chip Screen Tender - Wood Processing
  • Chip-mixing Machine Tender - Wood Processing
  • Chipper Operator
  • Chipper Operator - Wood Processing
  • Clipper Operator - Wood Processing
  • Core Layer - Wood Processing
  • Core-laying Machine Tender - Wood Processing
  • Debarker Operator - Wood Processing
  • Dip Tank Tender - Wood Processing
  • Drop Sorter Operator - Wood Processing
  • Drum Barker Tender - Wood Processing
  • Drying Kiln Operator - Wood Processing
  • Edge Gluer - Wood Processing
  • Excelsior Machine Tender
  • Flaker Operator - Wood Processing
  • Fuel Log Maker - Wood Processing
  • Hardboard Press Operator - Wood Processing
  • Hardboard-forming Line Operator
  • Hardboard-grinding Machine Operator
  • Hardboard-oiling Machine Tender
  • Hot Press Operator - Wood Processing
  • Humidifier Tender - Wood Processing
  • Hydraulic Barker Operator - Wood Processing
  • Incising Machine Tender - Wood Processing
  • Insulation Board Press Tender
  • Jointer Tender - Wood Processing
  • Lathe Spotter - Wood Processing
  • Layup Machine Operator - Wood Processing
  • Log Cooker - Wood Processing
  • Log Vat Tender - Wood Processing
  • Lumber Drop Sorter - Wood Processing
  • Lumber Kiln Operator
  • Lumber Sorter, Machine
  • Machine Plywood Patcher
  • Miller, Wood Flour
  • Multidrum Sander Operator
  • Panel-groover Operator - Wood Processing
  • Panel-sanding Machine Operator - Wood Processing
  • Particleboard Line Operator
  • Particleboard-forming Machine Operator
  • Particleboard-sizing Saw Tender
  • Patcher Operator - Wood Processing
  • Plywood And Veneer Patcher And Repairer
  • Plywood Bundler
  • Plywood Panel Assembler
  • Plywood Panel Groover Operator - Wood Processing
  • Plywood Patcher
  • Plywood Press Operator
  • Plywood-sizing Saw Tender - Wood Processing
  • Ring Barker Operator - Wood Processing
  • Scarf Gluer - Wood Processing
  • Scarfer Tender - Wood Processing
  • Scarfing Machine Tender - Wood Processing
  • Tempering Plant Tender
  • Timber Treating Tank Operator
  • Treating Worker - Wood Preserving
  • Veneer Clipper - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Cutter - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Dryer Tender
  • Veneer Dryer Tender - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Jointer - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Jointer Operator - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Lathe Operator
  • Veneer Lathe Operator - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Matcher - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Patcher - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Reel Tender - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Slicer-lather - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Splicer Tender - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Strip Cut-off Sawyer - Wood Processing
  • Veneer Taper - Wood Processing
  • Veneer-slicing Machine Operator - Wood Processing
  • Waferboard Press Operator
  • Waferboard Press Operator - Wood Processing
  • Wood Particle Dryer Tender
  • Wood Particles Mixer-dryer Tender
  • Wood Treater
  • Wood Treater - Wood Preserving
  • Wood-oiling Machine Operator - Wood Processing
  • Barker Operator
  • Chipper Operator
  • Lumber Kiln Operator
  • Particleboard Line Operator
  • Plywood Panel Assembler
  • Timber Treating Tank Operator
  • Veneer Dryer Tender
  • Veneer Lathe Operator
  • Waferboard Press Operator
  • Wood Treater