Treating Plant Supervisor

Supervise activities of workers engaged in treating wood products.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Treating Plant Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in treating wood products with preserving and fireproofing chemicals: Analyzes production charts, manuals, and customer specifications, and examines types of wood, to determine treatment of wood. Orders treating sequence, type of chemicals used for treatment, temperature and pressure in retort, and length of time wood is to remain in retort. Observes gauges and progression charts to detect malfunctioning equipment; and adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, or level of liquid in retort to correct malfunction. Tests wood borings, using laboratory equipment, to verify specified treating solution and moisture content, retention of preservative, and depth of penetration and concentration of salt. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Supervisor, Incising.

Should I be a Treating Plant Supervisor?

You should have a certificate 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.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • How to Become a
    Treating Plant Supervisor

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