What do they do?
Wood panel workers process wood chip or logs into manufactured products by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibres, veneers or boards of wood together with adhesives. These products are made to precise design specifications that are tested to meet national or international standards.
A typical day
Typically, an 8-hour day or shift work.
They 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.
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