Cuts, shapes, and assembles wooden articles or sets up and operates a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Production pathway.
A person in this career:
- Verifies dimensions or checks the quality or fit of pieces to ensure adherence to specifications.
- Produces or assembles components of articles, such as store fixtures, office equipment, cabinets, or high-grade furniture.
- Measures and marks dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product.
- Sets up or operates machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes.
- Establishes the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired or plans the methods or operations for shaping or assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions.
- Attaches parts or subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamps.
- Reinforces joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing.
- Installs hardware, such as hinges, handles, catches, or drawer pulls, using hand tools.
- Trims, sands, or scrapes surfaces or joints to prepare articles for finishing.
- Matches materials for color, grain, or texture, giving attention to knots or other features of the wood.