Wood Scrap Handler

Feed hog mills that grind wood scraps into chips for use as fuel.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wood Scrap Handlers do?

Feeds hog mill that grinds wood scraps into chips for use as fuel: Loads container, such as push cart or handcart, with wood scrap, and pushes or pulls container to hog mill. Lifts and throws wood chips from container onto conveyor that feeds hog mill. Spreads wood scraps evenly across conveyor to regulate flow of wood scraps to prevent machine damage or malfunction, such as clogged or damaged mill knives. May assist machine operators in cleaning work area.

Should I be a Wood Scrap Handler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • How to become a Wood Scrap Handler

    Most Wood Scrap 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:9gfaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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