Wood Handler

Monitor flow of wood in chute and conveyors.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wood Handlers do?

Monitors flow of wood in chute and conveyors, and breaks up jams to maintain uninterrupted supply of wood to grinders: Stands beside conveyor and pushes and pulls crossed or interlocked blocks into alignment on belt, using pike pole. Picks up fallen blocks of wood and tosses wood back onto conveyor.

Should I be a Wood Handler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Wood Handler

    Most Wood Handlers 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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