What does it involve?
Wood panel workers process chip or logs into various different types of manufactured products by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, veneers or boards of wood together with adhesives. These products are engineered to precise design specifications which are tested to meet national or international standards.
Typically, an 8-hour day or shift work. Prepare logs, wood chips and other raw materials for production. Monitor and control computerised panel pressing machinery, operate sanding and stacking lines and grade product to specification.
How could I get into the industry
Does this sound like you?
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How much could I earn?
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|NCEA Level 2 is ideal||Wood Panel Worker||Team Leader||Business Manager|
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