Treating Plant Supervisor

Supervise activities of workers engaged in treating wood products.

What does a Treating Plant Supervisor do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in treating wood products with preserving and fireproofing chemicals: Analyzes production charts, manuals, and customer specifications, and examines types of wood, to determine treatment of wood. Orders treating sequence, type of chemicals used for treatment, temperature and pressure in retort, and length of time wood is to remain in retort. Observes gauges and progression charts to detect malfunctioning equipment; and adjusts controls to regulate temperature, pressure, or level of liquid in retort to correct malfunction. Tests wood borings, using laboratory equipment, to verify specified treating solution and moisture content, retention of preservative, and depth of penetration and concentration of salt. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May be designated according to process supervised as Supervisor, Incising.