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Waferizer Operator

Job Req ID:  9318

Roxboro, NC, US, 27574-6774

Date:  May 19, 2023

Job Purpose

 To oversee the production of wood wafers by processing logs through Waferizer and Debarker.


In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Operates equipment controls to regulate speed of logs on conveyor, to cut logs and transfer wafers to set bins
  • Coordinates process with Dryer Operator and Crane Operator
  • Assists in changing knives, as needed
  • Identifies control panel problems and operational problems
  • Blows down waferizer area to maintain clean equipment
  • Corrects log jams; unplugs bark from belts
  • Monitors wafers going to wet bins and removes oversized wafers
  • Expected to maintain 100% compliance with Environmental, Housekeeping standards, policies for area
  • Expected to train other designated individuals safely and efficiently in operation of Waferizers
  • Inspects and conducts routine preventative maintenance on Waferizers, Debarkers, Bark Systems
  • Carry out Strand Geometry analysis and prepare reports
  • Understand knife projections/knife angle and how to reduce variation to produce proper flake
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations
  • Complete control plans and operational check sheets to monitor production process
  • Perform other assigned duties and responsibilities as necessary


What do I need to be successful?


Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:

  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Knowledge of CAE Waferizer components, maintenance, and inspection routine
  • Ability to operate pneumatic air tools and use measuring devices
  • Ability to operate waferizer, chainsaw and air hose
  • Forklift certified, ability to operate Front End Loader
  • Ability to read and follow complex directions
  • Ability to interpret data and prepare report
  • Ability to read and understand safety rules and regulations




High School Diploma/GED

Job Segment: Front End, Equipment Operator, Inspector, Forklift, Warehouse, Technology, Manufacturing, Quality