Moulding Machine Operator

Moulder, Wood

The tasks a Moulder, Wood is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating moulding machine for cutting sides of wooden boards, frames etc. to required shape

Making specific grooves and profiles with form cutters

Studying the drawing or sample to determine shape to be cut

Selecting suitable cutting blades and fixing them to rotating spindles of machine

Setting blades in required position or angle and fastens them securely using spanners

Fitting different types of cutters to different spindles of machine depending on type of cutting required, such as for grooves, profiles, etc.

Adjusting the machine table to desired position or height for size of cut to be made and setting guides to hold stock in position

Checking trial piece and re-adjusting the machine if required

Shoving wood stock between feed rolls which automatically carry pieces through the machine for machining and continuing operation

Familiar with operating moulding machine

Ability to study the drawings to determine the shape to cut

Knowledge of using form cutters

Knowledge of selecting cutting blades

Well-versed with cleaning and oiling the machine

Knowledge of cutting tripal pairs

Knowledge of different types of cutters

Knowledge of grinding knives to correct profile

Ability to operate other wood cutting machines.

Knowledge of designing jigs and fixtures for repetitive or specific machining operation

Diligent and hardworking

Dexterity of hands

Ability to focus for long hours

Ability to follow instructions

Problem solving skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Factories usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include cuts, needle pricks, blood pressure, back problems, etc.

Health risks include exposure to noise, dust particles, repetitious motion of arms, wrists, hands and fingers, skeletal deformation, etc.

Will be updated

Overview of Furniture Industry in India

The furniture industry in India is generating a turnover of 3500 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 Industry

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

Construction sites across India

Wood manufacturers across India

Construction sites across India