839412 Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker

ANZSCO Occupation Code: 
839412
ANZSCO Occupation Name: 
Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker
Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List: 
No
Short-term Skilled Occupation List: 
No
494: 
No
LMT Protected Occupation: 
No
ANZSCO Occupation Description: 

839412 SAWMILL OR TIMBER YARD WORKER

Alternative Titles:
Timber Mill Worker
Wood Processing Worker

Performs routine tasks in a sawmill or timber yard such as sorting and stacking timber, assisting timber machinists, assembling orders and racking offcuts.
Skill Level: 5
Specialisations:
Dry Mill Worker (NZ)
Tailer-out

ANZSCO Skill Level: 
5

8394 Timber and Wood Process Workers

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
8394
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Timber and Wood Process Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 

8394 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.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
744.40
Avg. weekly earnings - females (May 2012): 
0.00
Avg. weekly earnings - persons (May 2012): 
744.40