OFO No: 213203
Other names for Wood Technologist:
Forestry Consultant / Advisor
What is a Wood Technologist?
A Wood Technologist uses their practical and academic knowledge of timber and timber processing technology to make sure the change of raw (forest) timber to saleable products such as plywood, particle board or paper, meets quality standards.
Wood Technologists are trained to function as line managers in saw mills, timber processing plants or in paper manufacturers.
What does a Wood Technologist do?
- obtains timber
- prepares, stores and controls raw materials in an efficient and cost-effective way
- transports timber to the processing plant
- stores finished products
- markets and advertises
- manages and trains staff
- prepares budgets, maintains costs and quality control
- adheres to plant safety rules and regulations
- maintains equipment
- keeps up to date with research for the company
Are you … ?
- interested in wood and trees?
- technically minded?
- scientifically astute?
- good a mathematics?
- able to manage people?
How do I become a Wood Technologist?
- DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Offers a 3 year – National Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology
- NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Offers a National Diploma and BTech in Wood Technology
Check with your institution of choice for their admission requirements as they could differ from one to another.
National Diploma in Forestry
Bachelor of Technology in Forestry / Wood Technology
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
- University of KZN
- University of Stellenbosch
Relevant SACNASP Recognised Honours Qualification
Registration with SACNASP
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Is becoming a Wood Technologist the right career choice for me?