"My job is a nice challenge for a woman who likes physical work and a male environment."
In 1999 Canada produced 7.7 million cubic meters of Oriented Strandboard (OSB).
technologist Marie-Claude Giguere works on the testing and fabrication
of OSB board, otherwise known as oriented strand board. OSB is basically
an engineered wood product comprised of strands of wood oriented in a
certain way and glued and pressed together to create boards, very strong
Marie Claudes job is to help ensure the right mix of elements are used to create the boards, in order to create a quality product that meets specifications.
Did you know? In 1999, Canadian Oriented Strandboard (OSB) production increased 22% over 1998.
Marie-Claudes job pays $25,000 a year. With more experience you can earn up to $60,000. She works eight and a half hours a day and only seven hours on Friday, with every second Friday off. In the future, she would like to move up to a technical advisor position, which pays about $80,000 a year.
orients a lot of her work activities toward evaluating the quality and
performance of OSB. She conducts a variety of tests to determine product
capabilities, then writes up detailed reports that will be used in the
creation or enhancement of OSB products.
Education: DEC in education, DEC in biochemistry
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking and 4x4ing