Lumber Straightener

Straighten lumbers on conveyor to align lumbers or for transfer.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lumber Straighteners do?

Straightens lumber on conveyor to align lumber for grading, sawing, edging, trimming, sorting, stacking, or for transfer to other conveyors. Clears jammed material, using picaroon to permit normal flow of lumber along conveyor. Cleans work area, using broom and shovel. May pile lumber on trucks or pallets. May tend automatic conveyor and sorting machine that sorts lumber for further processing. May be designated according to process involved as Cross-Tie Turner; Sorter-Lumber Straightener; Stacker-Straightener; Trimmer Loader; Trimmer Tailer.

Should I be a Lumber Straightener?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Lumber Sticker, Sand Screener, Ship Fastener, Sorter-Lumber Straightener, Stacker-Straightener See More

    How to become a Lumber Straightener

    Most Lumber Straighteners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9adaac&chl=no+college+%2890%25%29|certificate+%281%25%29|associate%27s+%285%25%29|||doctorate+%284%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,90,90
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