9437- Woodworking machine operators

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Woodworking machine operators

Job Description: 

Woodworking machine operators set up, program and operate one or more woodworking machines to fabricate or repair wooden parts for furniture, fixtures or other wood products. They are employed in furniture, fixture and other wood products manufacturing establishments.

Main Duties: 

Woodworking machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

Set up, program and operate one or more computer numerically controlled (CNC) or manual woodworking machines such as saws, moulders, lathes, routers, planers, edgers, pressing machines, shapers, drills and sanders to fabricate or repair wooden parts for furniture, fixtures and other wood products
Operate gluing machines to glue pieces of wood together or press and affix wood veneer to wood surfaces
Operate preset special-purpose woodworking machines to fabricate wood products such as coat hangers, mop handles, clothes pins and other products
Read and interpret specifications or follow verbal instructions
May clean and lubricate equipment, and replace parts as necessary.

Employment Requirements: 

Some secondary school education is usually required.
On-the-job training is usually provided.
Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

Mobility is common among jobs in this unit group.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Cabinetmakers (7272)
Carpenters (7271)
Supervisors of woodworking machine operators (in 9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X