Operate planing machines to surface planks and timbers.
What does a Timber Sizer Operator do?
Operates planing machine to surface planks and timbers and reduce stock to specified dimensions: Installs cutting heads on machine drive spindles and adjusts blade exposure according to specified depth of cut, using wrenches and gauges. Adjusts feed roll tension and positions fences that guide stock between cutterheads. Starts machine, exhaust blower, and conveyors, and slides timber against guide to align timber on feed rolls. Verifies dimensions of sized stock, using gauge or rule.