Profession manufactured wooden building assembler

Manufactured wooden building assemblers put together wooden elements for use in construction. The elements, or modules, may consist of walls with windows and doors built-in, or may be as large as whole rooms. The assemblers put together the supporting structure, insulation materials, and covering, and fasten it together to obtain usable modules.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Construction products

    The offered construction materials, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Woodworking processes

    Steps in the processing of wood for the manufacturing of wooden articles and types of machines used for these processes such as drying, shaping, assembling and surface finishing.

  • Wood products

    The various wood products such as lumber and furniture, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Woodworking tools

    The various tools used to process wood, such as planers, chisels and lathes.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Install wood hardware

    Use hinges, knobs and rails to fix wooden hardware on wooden elements. Make sure the hardware fits onto or into the element. Make sure moving hardware articulates smoothly and securely.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Perform pre-assembly quality checks

    Inspect product parts for faults or damages, using testing equipment if necessary, and check that the received lot is complete before assembling the finished products.

  • Manipulate wood

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.

  • Install wood elements in structures

    Install elements made of wood and wood-based composite materials, such as doors, stairs, plinths, and ceiling frames. Assemble and affix the elements, taking care to prevent gaps. Inspect the work and notify the responsible person in case of problems.

  • 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.

  • Install insulation material

    Place insulation material, often shaped into rolls, in order to insulate a structure from thermical or acoustic influences and to prevent fire. Attach the material using face staples, inset staples, or rely on friction to keep the material in place.

Optional knowledge and skills

inspect insulation operate wood sawing equipment sand wood check quality of raw materials types of insulation material wood cuts prepare production reports create wood joints sharpen edged tools apply wood finishes inspect quality of products read standard blueprints develop assembly instructions dispose of cutting waste material wear appropriate protective gear plumbing tools install plumbing systems apply technical communication skills keep records of work progress stain wood provide technical documentation construct wood roofs