Rounding Machine Operator, Wood

The tasks a Dowel Machine Operator, Wood is expected to perform include:

Setting and operating dowel machine for making round wooden pins of various dimensions for securing joints

Selecting and fitting cutter blades of required size in cutter head of machine

Setting gap between blades equal to diameter of dowel, using calipers and gauges

Adjusting stock guides and feed and taking off rollers to size and finish stock to required specifications

Starting machine, placing stock on guides and pushes on end of sample between feed rollers

Checking size of rounded stock with measuring instruments

Knowledge of adjusting machines, feed stock and continue operations

Knowledge of selecting correct cutter blades

Well-versed in operating calipers and gauges

Proficient in checking complete work process and removing final product from machine

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

Proficient in installing cutter heads to cut spirals or longitudinal grooves or both in addition to rounding stock

Dexterity of hands

Motor skills

Hand-eye coordination

Eye for detail

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 every day. 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 lung diseases, breathing problems, asthma, musculoskeletal problems and overexertion injuries, respiratory disorders, injuries, eyesight

problems, skin problems, backache etc.

Health risks include exposure to small wooden chips, wooden dust, possible injuries due to sharp objects, machines, forceful use of wrist and finger flexors, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,500 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 8,000 to INR 10,500 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 and carpentry companies across India

Towns and cities across India