Woodworking Machine Setters

Woodworking Machine Operator

The tasks a Jointer Machine Operator is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating specially designed machine for making plough and tang and other water tight joints

Studying drawings

Placing fence to guide stock at specified angle to cutting knives and placing stock on edge against fence on machine table

Starting machine and sliding stock over rotating cutting knives, using fence as guide

Checking cuts on stock against blue prints or sketches using mitre gauges, squares etc. and making necessary adjustments

Feeding stock across cutting knives and continuing operation

Turning stock and machines other edge frequently checking its width with calipers or gauges to ensure accuracy of fitting

Knowledge of cutting or trimming wood to specified dimensions

Knowledge of fitting cutter knives in cutter head of machine and tightening set screws with wrench to secure them in position

Well-versed in monitoring machines, adjusting speed and tension and clearing jams to ensure proper operation

Proficient in examining logs or lumber to plan the best cuts

Well-versed in checking cuts on stock against blue prints or sketches using mitre gauges, squares etc.

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

Well-versed in collecting wood stock and marking cutting line with pencil

Knowledge of different types of wood such as Teak, Sheesham, Mango, Rosewood, Plywood and Particular Wood

Ability to smoothen and reduce wood stock to required thickness

Knowledge of replacing broken or dull cutting tools

Knowledge of grinding and sharpening cutting blades

Ability to clean and oil machine

Knowledge to operate other wood cutting machines

Ability to follow instructions

Physically fit

Good hand-eye coordination

Attention to detail

Problem solving skills

Motor skills

Ability to focus for long hours

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
Wood & Carpentry units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from unit to unit

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 Legs (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include injuries, burns, mental and physical stress, breathing problems, uneasiness, etc.

Health risks include possible injuries due to exposure to toxic material or fumes, sharp cutting tools, working in extreme weather conditions, continuous exposure flying wood particles, etc.

For candidates with 2-4 yearsof experience - INR 14,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 5 yearsof experience or more - INR 18,500 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

An Overview of the Indian Wood and Carpentry Sector

Indian Furniture Industry is estimated to be more than 60,000 crore. The industry is dominated by unorganized sector, which constitutes 90% of the total Indian market. Indian wooden furniture industry is able to generate approximately a turnover of 3,500 crore annually. The market of wooden furniture solely owns the share of nearly 60 crore. And as per one of the survey done recently, the industry is expected to grow by 20 percent in coming time.

There are numerous opportunities in India for business of Furniture as the household has increased its income while the economy is reaching to new horizons of developments. There are opportunities like start up a business or work as an interior decorator of furniture, or the supplier of the furniture to the local market from the national market. Minimum qualification is required for any candidate to start up the job in this industry.

The sector currently employs over 4.11 million employees and is slated to employ more than 11.29 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 7.2 million jobs in the 9 year period. The period 2017-22 will see a higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2013-17 due to expected changes in consumer preferences and penetration of organized furnishing services in tier-I and tier-II towns.

Wood & carpentry companies across India

Wood & carpentry companies across India