Head Wood Grinder

Supervise the workers in grinding logs and wood blocks into pulps.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Head Wood Grinders do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in grinding logs and wood blocks into pulp: Directs workers in feeding and adjusting machines to obtain pulp of specified consistency. Observes grinders, examines pulp for length and thickness of fiber, and reads laboratory reports on pulp consistency to determine need for sharpening grindstone or machine adjustment. Installs sharpening burr in stone-dressing lathe, using wrench. Moves controls to feed burr against revolving stone to dress and sharpen stone. Replaces worn stone, using hoist and handtools. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title.

Should I be a Head Wood Grinder?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Stock Grinder, Wood Grinder, Head

    How to become a Head Wood Grinder

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