Timber and Wood Process Workers

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Timber and Wood Process Workers

Timber and Wood Process Workers perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.

Fun facts

  • Decline Future Growth
  • 1116 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 79% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 8% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by timber and wood process workers. A few are listed below:

  • 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

Specific occupations

  • Paper and Pulp Mill Worker
  • Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker
  • Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker
  • Pulp, Paper Making and Paper Products Labourer
  • Timber Mill Worker
  • Wood Processing Worker
  • Wood and Wood Products Labourer
  • Hardboard Factory Worker
  • Joinery Factory Worker
  • Particleboard Factory Worker
  • Plywood Factory Worker
  • Tailer-out