Wood Processing Worker

Wood Processing Workers, sometimes referred to as timber processing workers, perform work that is largely routine in nature. Typically, wood processing workers operate machinery in pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing factories, although sometimes the job description may involve slightly more hands-on work.

Duties and tasks

  • Cleaning the work floor of sawdust and other debris
  • Cutting wood and other timber products to meet specifications
  • Handling wood and feeding wood into machines
  • Loading finished wood products for transport
  • Maintaining and repairing wood processing machinery as needed
  • Operating wood processing machinery
  • Unloading logs and other forms of wood from trucks into the work site

Skills required

  • Ability to manipulate and control dials, switches, and gauges
  • Active listening skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Physical strength
  • Troubleshooting and repair capabilities

Working conditions

Wood Processing Workers usually work in large factories or mills. They can also work outdoors, such as in a timber yard or logging area.

Professional associations / Industry information

Manufacturing Skills Australia

Related jobs and job titles

  • Forest Products Worker
  • Lumberjacks
  • Machine Woodworker
  • Pulp mill workers
  • Saw mill operators
  • Sawmill Hand
  • Timber Machinist
  • Timber yard workers
  • Wood Tradesperson
  • Wood Turner