Shaper Wood


Minimum ITI

Minimum experience of 2 to 5 years in the relevant field

The tasks a Shaper Wood is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating the shaping machine for cutting wood

Using the machine to cut grooves, angles, designs or irregular shape, etc. on the wooden surface

Studying the drawing or samples

Selecting the appropriate cutting blades

Ensuring that the cutting blade fits securely to the rotating spindle of the machine

Adjusting the machine table to produce the required shaping operations

Holding the wooden stock in position during processing

Feeding suitable pieces of wood and ensuring that they are properly guided during the cutting operation to obtain required shape

Removing the completed pieces from machine

Checking the complete pieces for accuracy with templates and scales

Cleaning and oiling the machine

Grinding the cutters

Skilled in operating the shaping machine for cutting wood

Knowledge of cutting grooves, angles, designs, etc.

Ability to study drawing or samples

Knowledge of the different types of cutting blades and their application

Proficient in checking the complete pieces for accuracy with templates and scales

Not applicable




Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 7,500 to INR 8,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Wood & Carpentry in India

The Construction industry of India is an important indicator of the development as it creates investment opportunities across various related sectors. The construction industry has contributed an estimated 6708 billion to the national GDP in 2011-12 (a share of around 9%). this industry has increased by 48 per cent in 1993-94 and stood at 44 per cent in 1999-2000. In the 21st century, there has been an increase in the share of the construction sector in GDP and capital formation.

With the increase in the construction industry there is also an increase in the demand for wood and carpentry industry as construction involves the use of this industry. Considering these figures it is safe to say that there is demand for a Shaper Wood is there in the present and has a lot of scope in the future as well.

Construction companies

Furniture manufacturing companies

Cities and towns across India