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

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Work safely with machines

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

  • 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.

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

  • Manipulate wood

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.

  • 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

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