Chain Offbearer

Pull lumber from moving conveyors and stack them according to grade.

What does a Chain Offbearer do?

Pulls lumber from moving conveyor coming from ripsaw, resaw, planer, trimmer, and grading tables, and slides and stacks lumber on piles, according to grade marked on each piece. May push buttons to start and stop conveyor and deposit waste material onto slasher conveyor for waste recovery. May band stacked lumber to facilitate moving, using banding machine. May be designated according to condition of lumber removed from conveyor as Dry-Chain Offbearer; Green-Chain Offbearer; or may be designated according to machine from which lumber is conveyed as Planer-Chain Offbearer.