Profession furniture assembler
Furniture assemblers place together all parts of furniture and auxiliary items such as furniture legs and cushions. They may also fit springs or special mechanisms. Furniture assemblers follow instructions or blueprints to assemble the furniture, and use hand tools and power tools.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Technical drawings
Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.
- Memorise assembly instructions
Store instruction information such as the different procedures to assemble the different parts of furniture for later retrieval.
- Align components
Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.
- Create smooth wood surface
Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.
- Apply a protective layer
Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.
- Clean wood surface
Use a variety of techniques on a wood surface to ensure it is free of dust, sawdust, grease, stains, and other contaminants.
- Create furniture frames
Construct a strong frame out of materials such as wood, metal, plastic, laminated boards, or a combination of the materials for furniture.
- Assemble prefabricated furniture
Assemble parts of prefabricated furniture, in order to bring it to its initial form.
- Join wood elements
Bind wooden materials together using a variety of techniques and materials. Determine the optimal technique to join the elements, like stapling, nail, gluing or screwing. Determine the correct work order and make the joint.
- Ensure conformity to specifications
Ensure that the assembled products are conform to the specifications given.
- Use power tools
Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.
- Tend boring machine
Tend a boring machine, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.
- Operate drilling equipment
Operate a range of drilling equipment, pneumatic as well as electrical and mechanical. Tend drilling equipment, monitor and operate it, according to regulations. Safely and efficiently drill holes using the correct equipment, settings, and drill bits.
- Follow written instructions
Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.
Optional knowledge and skillssell furniture manipulate glass manipulate wood sand wood prepare furniture for application of paint furniture wood types repair furniture parts furniture industry apply safety measures clean furniture furniture trends manipulate plastic fix minor scratches repair furniture frames manipulate metal sanding techniques sell household goods read standard blueprints keep records of work progress
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