Log Cooker

Tend steam vats that condition logs before cutting into veneer sheets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $51,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Log Cookers do?

Tends steam or hot-water vats that condition logs before cutting into veneer sheets used in making wooden slat baskets and boxes: Hoists logs into vat or onto conveyor that carries them into cooker. Turns valves to maintain steam pressure or water temperature at specified setting. Removes logs or directs their removal after prescribed time, depending on size of logs and kind of wood. May remove bark from logs, using handtools.

Should I be a Log Cooker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Collier, Glue Cook, Pulp Cooker, Starch Cooker, Stoker, Wood Cooker

    How to become a Log Cooker

    Most Log Cookers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9baaa&chl=|no+college+%2897%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,97
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