Transfer Controller

Operate conveyor systems in sawmill.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$25,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Transfer Controllers do?

Operates conveyor system in sawmill to route lumber, cants, and timber to processing operations according to size, grade, and specie, or type of processing required: Raises and lowers cross chains by moving levers and pedals to shift boards, timbers, or cants from one set of conveyor rolls to another or from rolls to platform. Raises stop blocks to stop lumber at specified points along rolls. Stops and reverses conveyors to re-route cants for further processing. May operate electric hoist to move cants to stockpile. May operate cut-off saw to cut cants to specified lengths.

Should I be a Transfer Controller?

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

  • Also known as: Cemetery Vault Installer, Dry Transfer Man, Dry Transfer Worker

    How to become a Transfer Controller

    Most Transfer Controllers 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:9daaaa&chl=no+college+%2868%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,68,68
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