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LUMBER YARD WORKER - NOC 7452

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What a LUMBER YARD WORKER does:

Lumber yard workers, or lumber handlers, may work for a construction company, logging mill, contractor, or building supplier and have a number of different responsibilities. They sort, stock and move lumber products according to quality, wood type, use, size and price. They may fill orders and supply materials for customers as well as provide information and advice on the use of various woods, wood stains and finishes. Some building suppliers may offer custom servicing and workers may need to know how to operate a number of power tools safely. Ability to drive and operate a forklift may be required in outside or warehouse job locations. Lumber yard workers are safety conscious, hardworking, physically strong and able to follow instructions well.

Essential Skills

  

Lumber Yard Workers use Essential Skills for many of the tasks they carry out on a regular basis.

Most Important Essential Skills: WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL SKILLS?
  • Numeracy

  • Oral Communication

  • Significant Use of Memory

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  Reading Text
  Document Use
  Writing
  Numeracy
  Oral Communication
  Thinking Skills
  Working With Others
  Continuous Learning
  Computer Use
  Self-Management and Self-Direction

 

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What do you need to be a Lumber Yard Worker?

TRAINING REQUIRED MAY BE REQUIRED RECOMMENDED
Literacy & Basic Skills and
Essential Skills
X    
Some Credit Courses   X  
Grade 12 diploma, OSSD      
Other Training    

 

College Diploma      
Other Requirements X  On-the-job training X  Forklift training  

The two charts below illustrate the level of skill you need to be successful in this job. The two charts show two different measurement scales - the Essential Skills scale and the Literacy and Basic Skills Learning Outcomes Matrix. You will see the numbers are different. Here's why.

The Essential Skills scale uses levels one to five to describe skills ranging from beginner, at level one,  to higher than a post-graduate level at university, level 5. The LBS Learning Outcomes Levels also uses levels one to five to describe skills but the LBS range goes from beginner, at level 1,  to approximately Grade 9, (LBS level 5). This means that skills at  level 4 in LBS fall within the level 2 range on the Essential Skills Scale. If this is confusing, don't worry. The main thing is, although the numbers are different, they are actually talking about the same level of skill.

Essential Skills and Proficiency Levels for a Lumber Yard Worker:

ESSENTIAL
SKILLS
Read
Text
Document
Use
Writing Oral
Communication
Numeracy Working with
Others
Continuous
Learning
Thinking
Skills
Computer
Use
Essential
Skills Level
2 2 2 2 2 X X X X

LBS Learning Outcomes and Levels for a Lumber Yard Worker:

LBS
LEARNING
OUTCOMES
Read with
understanding for various purposes
Write
clearly to
express ideas
Speak and listen effectively Use number sense and computation Use
measurement for various purposes
Solve
geometric
problems
Manage
data and probability
Self
management and self direction
LBS LEVEL
REQUIRED
3 3 3 3 3 3 3 X

 
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