Wood Working (Machine) Supervisor

Wood Working (Machine) Foreman

Minimum ITI

At least 2 3 years of experience

The tasks a Supervisor and Foreman, Wood Working (Machine) is expected to perform include:

Supervising and guiding workers engaged in operating woodworking machines for sawing, shaping, sizing and planning lumber, making joints, etc. according to sample or specifications

Studying drawings or measures samples and guiding workers to set machines according to required sizes

Proficient in selecting lumber, running trial piece and checking it to ensure correct setting

Adept with getting machine reset, if necessary, and directing to saw or machine, required number of pieces

Well-versed with checking machined pieces from time to time

Knowledge of ensuring correct operations and maintaining production to required schedule

Proficient in enforcing safety measures, preventing wastage of material and getting tools and machines repaired or replaced as necessary to keep them in perfect working condition

Well-versed with maintaining prescribed records and registering and serving as liaison between workers and management

Will be updated

Team worker

Good judgement and dexterity

Good hand eye co-ordination

Diligent and hard-working


Problem solving skills

Eye for detail

Accuracy in work

It needs one to be on their toes

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health hazards include exposure to wood, wood dust, sharp blades, chemical additives, heavy lifting, working in high decibel noise environment, etc.

Occupational hazards include injuries, cuts, hearing problems, respiratory problems, skin irritants, etc.

For freshers - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience or more - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Wood and Carpentry Sector in India

India is a land of wonderful and marvellous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian Furniture Industry in the nation and worldwide.

Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth US$ 7,922 million. Of this, wooden furniture accounts for US$ 1,358 million. The major part of this industry, approximately 85 per cent is in the unorganised sector. Wood accounts for nearly 65 per cent of all furniture made in India. This includes several types of indigenous wood, as well as imported wood.

Furniture produced in India falls into two broad categories, depending on the end user; domestic furniture meant for home use and commercial furniture meant for the office and hospitality sectors. Domestic furniture represents almost two-thirds of the total output. Manufacturers in the domestic sector typically try to differentiate on the basis of design variety and price, while in the commercial space, having a strong and reliable brand is important.

Home furniture is the largest segment in the Indian furniture market, accounting for about 65 per cent of furniture sales. This is followed by, the office furniture segment with a 20 per cent share and the contract segment, accounting for the remaining 15 per cent.

With the steady growth in the Indian economy and the consequent rise in living standards, the demand for furniture is expected to increase in India. The three key drivers that will have a significant impact on the sector are: Changing consumer demographics, Real estate/housing boom and Tourism and hospitality industry growth. The Indian wooden furniture industry is expected to grow by 20 per cent in coming times.

The furniture industry in India currently employs a total of around 300,000 workers and with the growing furniture demand there will be huge employment opportunity in Indian wood and carpentry segment.

Furniture manufacturing companies across India

Towns and cities across India