Barker Operator

Operate barking machines to remove barks, knots, and foreign matters.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Barker Operators do?

Operates barking machine to remove bark, knots, and foreign matter from veneer blocks preparatory to peeling process: Presses buttons to control conveyor system that transfers block from storage deck into position over hydraulic hoist and to raise hoist until block is centered between chucks. Pushes and turns lever to press chucks into ends of block and to start and control rotation speed of block. Pushes lever to lower and control pressure of scraping tool against rotating block and to activate and control horizontal movement until bark is removed. Raises tool, stops block rotation, raises hoist, retracts chucks, and lowers barked block onto conveyor that transfers block to lathe deck. May remove bark, chips, and other material from conveyor and barking machine. May control conveyor that lifts logs from pond onto barker deck.

Should I be a Barker Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Bumper Operator, Cluster-Bore Operator, Power Barker, Power Bender Operator, Putty Worker

    How to become a Barker Operator

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