Wood products

Description

The various wood products such as lumber and furniture, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

Alternative labels

wood stock
wood commodities
wood product
wood merchandise
a wood product
wood brands
wood goods

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Wood products is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Import export specialist in wood and construction materials: Import export specialists in wood and construction materials have and apply deep knowledge of import and export goods including customs clearance and documentation.
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 drying kiln operator: Wood drying kiln operators control the process of applying heat to moist or ‘green’ wood in order to obtain usable dry wood. Depending on the type of kiln, the drying operator will be responsible for moving the wood into and out of the kiln, temperature control, and ventilation.
Wood and construction materials distribution manager: Wood and construction materials distribution managers plan the distribution of wood and construction materials to various points of sales.
Import export manager in wood and construction materials: Import export managers in wood and construction materials install and maintain procedures for cross-border business, coordinating internal and external parties.
Wood products assembler: Wood products assemblers put together products from premade pieces of wood. They operate machines, often hydraulic, that bind the various elements of a product together using joints, glue or other fasteners. Assemblers put the elements in place, operate the machine and look out for problems.
Manufactured wooden building assembler: Manufactured wooden building assemblers put together wooden elements for use in construction. The elements, or modules, may consist of walls with windows and doors built-in, or may be as large as whole rooms. The assemblers put together the supporting structure, insulation materials, and covering, and fasten it together to obtain usable modules.
Lumber grader: Lumber graders inspect lumber, or wood cut into planks. They test the lumber, look for irregularities and grade the wood based on quality and desirability of the pattern.
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.
Wholesale merchant in wood and construction materials: Wholesale merchants in wood and construction materials investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Cabinet maker: Cabinet makers build cabinets or other pieces of furniture by cutting, shaping and fitting pieces of wood. They use different kind of power and hand tools, such as lathes, planers and saws.

Optional knowledge

Wood products 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.

Wholesale merchant: Wholesale merchants investigate potential wholesale buyers and suppliers and match their needs. They conclude trades involving large quantities of goods.
Import export specialist: Import export specialists have and apply deep knowledge of import and export goods including customs clearance and documentation. They declare goods that cross the border, inform customers about customs and give advice concerning disputes related to customs legislation. They prepare the documents needed and make sure they are delivered to customs. They check and process duty and make sure VAT payments are done as applicable.
Distribution manager: Distribution managers plan the distribution of goods to various points of sales.
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.
Construction equipment technician: Construction equipment technicians inspect, maintain and repair heavy-duty vehicles used in construction, forestry and earthworks such as bulldozers, excavators and harvesters. They perform evaluations of the equipment, and ensure the safety and optimal efficiency of the machinery.
Import export manager: Import export managers install and maintain procedures for cross-border business, coordinating internal and external parties.
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.

 


 

References

  1. Wood products – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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