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As an Industrial Electrician in the forest and wood products sector, you could be applying your trade skills and experience to a wide range of maintenance and installation situations in timber mills, processing plants and wholesale and retail timber yards.


Roles will vary according to the position, however your working day could include:

  • Preventative maintenance

  • Fault finding and root cause analysis

  • Liaising with the maintenance department

  • Training plant operators

  • Providing technical support

  • Installation of new plant

Ideal Attributes

Relevant technical experience, plus good attention to detail, literacy and numeracy, problem solving skills and a high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety.


Trade qualifications as an electrician (recognised by the Australia qualifications framework).

Experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment may be an advantage.

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include timber processing plants and merchandising outlets.