Types of wood materials


Identify the specification, purpose, and quality of the required wood (based) material and provide information about this to customers.

Alternative labels

sorts of wood materials
varieties of wood materials
categories of wood materials
kinds of wood materials
type of wood material

Skill type

skill/competence knowledge

Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of wood materials is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Wood technology engineer: Wood technology engineers develop materials and components made of wood, construct production facilities and control and monitor the production. They also examine products and materials and advise customers.
Wood factory manager: Wood factory managers realise planning, commercial and advisory tasks of wood factory and timber trade. They also manage purchasing, sales, customer service and marketing of wood and wood products.

Optional knowledge

Types of wood materials is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Manufacturing manager: Manufacturing managers plan, oversee and direct the manufacturing process in an organisation. They ensure products and services are efficiently produced within the timeframe and budget given.
Civil engineer: Civil engineers design, plan, and develop technical and engineering specifications for infrastructure and construction projects. They apply engineering knowledge in a vast array of projects, from the construction of infrastructure for transportation, housing projects, and luxury buildings, to the construction of natural sites. They design plans that seek to optimise materials and integrate specifications and resource allocation within the time constraints.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022