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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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

Skills

  • Follow written instructions

    Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tend boring machine

    Tend a boring machine, monitor and operate it, according to regulations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Create smooth wood surface

    Shave, plane and sand wood manually or automatically to produce a smooth surface.

  • 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.

  • Assemble prefabricated furniture

    Assemble parts of prefabricated furniture, in order to bring it to its initial form.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

furniture industry manipulate glass keep records of work progress prepare furniture for application of paint repair furniture parts sell household goods manipulate wood clean furniture sand wood furniture trends sanding techniques fix minor scratches sell furniture furniture wood types read standard blueprints repair furniture frames manipulate metal manipulate plastic