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Sawmill Timber Production Technician

Sawmill Timber Production Technician

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If you'd like a job where you're part of a team – and a chain in which other people rely on you and what you do – check out a career as a Timber Production Technician.

You'll have started as a Timber Production Operator and learnt how to operate every machine in the plant – now you'll be polishing your skills as a Technician.

You'll also make a difference because you'll be producing one of the world's most environmentally friendly building materials – sustainably sourced timber.

As you gain skills you could advance to a Timber Production Coordinator.


As a Timber Production Technician you could do a wide range of tasks including:

  • Operating high-tech machinery

  • Timber grading and selection


The job responsibilities vary according to the role, however working safely and following appropriate OH&S practices is essential.

Ideal Attributes

You’ll enjoy working in a team environment, have good hand-eye coordination, be interested in the timber you are producing and understand the value of the product you are handling.

You won’t mind shift work and will always put your safety and that of your workmates first.


You will have experience in working in a mill environment and have Certificate II or higher qualifications.

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


Employers include:

  • Hardwood and softwood sawmills and processors