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

  • Types of wood

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wood products

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

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Manipulate wood

    Manipulate the properties, shape and size of wood.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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