Profession wood products assembler

Wood products assemblers put together products from premade pieces of wood. They operate machines, often hydraulic, that bind the various elements of a product together using joints, glue or other fasteners. Assemblers put the elements in place, operate the machine and look out for problems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • Types of wood

    Types of wood, such as birch, pine, poplar, mahogany, maple and tulipwood.

  • Woodworking tools

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

  • Construction products

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

  • Wood products

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Manipulate wood

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

pack goods apply wood finishes record production data for quality control operate wood sawing equipment wear appropriate protective gear prepare production reports dye wood wood cuts develop assembly instructions clean wood surface manufacturing of sports equipment create wood joints stain wood check quality of raw materials perform machine maintenance inspect quality of products keep records of work progress read engineering drawings sand wood monitor automated machines sharpen edged tools