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Engineered Timber Products Technician

Engineered Timber Products Technician

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As an Engineered Timber Product Technician you'll contribute to the environment by producing one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.

You'll be working in an office in a manufacturing facility, reading plans to specify the appropriate engineered timber components for structural applications such as beams and lintels.

Depending on you and your employer, you may have the opportunity to become a timber product or office manager.


Your role will vary according to the position, and you’ll usually have the opportunity to learn more than one role.

Your working day could include:

  • Taking quantities off plans

  • Detailing

  • Estimating

  • Production scheduling

  • Using engineering and other computer software systems

  • Problem solving

  • Dealing with production people


You will be responsible for finding the most efficient engineered timber products to specification and working accurately and safely at all times.

Ideal Attributes

You’ll have good arithmetic and writing skills, problem solving ability and enjoy working alone.

A high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety is essential.


Typically, an engineered timber product technician has a trade qualification to Certificate IV level.
Familiarity with engineering and product software is essential
Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers are timber product manufacturers.