The tasks of a Grader (Woodworking) is expected to perform include:

Inspecting and grading milled, rough-sawed, dimensional stock lumber according to the standards

Examining lumber on table, moving belt, chain conveyor, etc.

Grading lumber using caliper rule to ensure specified dimensions

Marking lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions using marker

Tallying pieces of lumber according to grade and board footage

Knowledge of grading process

Well-versed in operating grading machines

Adept at grading techniques like sawing, planing, nailing, fixing hinges, etc.

Ability to use grading tools like pick, shovel, plane, shovel, etc.

Knowledge of determining cuts to be made to obtain highest marketable value from material

Knowledge of removing unsatisfactory pieces from conveyor or table and placing pieces on stacks, in bins, on carts, etc.

Knowledge of scaling board footage, using calibrated scale on lumber ruler, and recording results

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Physically fit


Dexterity of hands

Eye for detail

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not 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 8/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to wooden dust, electrocution, fire, chemical additives, toxic solvents, adhesives, etc.

Occupational hazards may include irritation of the eyes, hand pain, muscular pain, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 5,500 per month

For candidates with 2-3 years of experience - INR 5,500 to INR 6,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Furniture Industry in India

The furniture industry in India is generating a turnover of 3,500 crore per annum. The industry grows by 20 % in coming times. The furniture industry has become a great pride for the nation to hold a magnificent impact for its fine arts and marvellous works. The foreign market feels content and confident as the Indian furniture companies add growth of the industry. India holds a magnificent place in the world market for Indian furniture in fine arts and superb works.

Size of Indian furniture

The un-organized sector for the furniture market is at 10 % and growing at about 35 % CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate). Furniture segment compromises of 65 % of the home market and 35 % of institutions. The entire home d?cor category spends furniture accounts about 68 % of the share while remaining 32 % comprises of furnishing and home investments. Imported furniture constitutes to 85 % of the total organized furniture. India imports furniture from Italy, Germany, Spain, China, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, etc. there is growth in Indian furniture sector. As of the statistics, in 2006 the Indian market is estimated to be worth US$1, 358 million. About 11 % of this wooden furniture is imported and are growing at 50 % to 60 % every year. India was the largest furniture importer in the world 2004-2005 with a 17 % share in the furniture imports worldwide.

Local tradition and culture contributed to the furthest development of ornamental woodwork for palaces, temples, public houses, and work of arts. The tradition of using wooden furniture for home came into late existence. In India, offices and hotels had furniture from the beginning but the home furniture came gradually, where it started with a chair, sofa, bed and then the dining table. But now-a-days the usage of wooden goods in home also increased, as people started using wood for decorating, furnishing cupboards and etc. Thus the Indian furniture market grew from the ground level to now and which will further develop in future days.

Wood manufacturers across India


Towns and cities across India

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Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI)

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