Machine Stacker

Tend machines that stack or unstack lumbers to load or unload kiln cars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $66,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Stackers do?

Tends machine that stacks or unstacks lumber to load or unload kiln car to level of lumber table: Starts conveyor that carries lumber onto kiln car in layers, drops stickers between layers, or removes dried lumber from car. Straightens lumber on conveyor for even flow onto stack, using handhook. May record data such as thickness, grade, length, and quantity of lumber stacked. May drive kiln car to transfer lumber car to kiln or storage [KILN-TRANSFER OPERATOR 569.683-010]. May tend machine that stacks inspected boards in layers of specified width prior to further processing and be designated Stacker. When concerned only with unloading kiln cars, may be designated Unstacker.

Should I be a Machine Stacker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Board Stacker, Cone Trucker, Mule Packer, Roll Scale Man, Silo Man, Snaker, Stacker, Machine, Storer, Transfer Man See More

    How to become a Machine Stacker

    Machine Stackers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Machine Stacker-related education!
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