Wood treaters

Role Responsibilities

  • Operating and tending kilns, treating tanks and other equipment to dry lumber, prepare and season wood and other wood products, and to impregnate wood products with preservatives
  • Monitoring equipment operation, gauges, and panel lights in order to detect deviations from standards and to ensure that processes are operating according to specifications
  • Operating valves to admit treating solution into treatment vessels, maintain specified heat, vacuum and hydraulic pressure and levels of solution during each phase of the treatment cycle
  • Activating vacuum and hydraulic pressure pumps that remove air and steam from retorts and force treating solution into pores of wood to accelerate the treatment process
  • Assisting in maintaining processing equipment and machines as required
  • Cleaning, lubricating and adjusting equipment
  • Transporting materials and products to and from work areas manually or using carts, handtrucks or hoists
  • Completing and maintaining production reports

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