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Machine Stacker

Tend machines that stack or unstack lumbers to load or unload kiln cars.

What does a Machine Stacker do?

Tends machine that stacks or unstacks lumber to load or unload kiln car to level of lumber table: Starts conveyor that carries lumber onto kiln car in layers, drops stickers between layers, or removes dried lumber from car. Straightens lumber on conveyor for even flow onto stack, using handhook. May record data such as thickness, grade, length, and quantity of lumber stacked. May drive kiln car to transfer lumber car to kiln or storage [KILN-TRANSFER OPERATOR 569.683-010]. May tend machine that stacks inspected boards in layers of specified width prior to further processing and be designated Stacker. When concerned only with unloading kiln cars, may be designated Unstacker.