Veneer Machine Operator

Wood Cutter

Wood Cutting Machine Operator

The tasks a Veneer Cutter is expected to perform include:

Operating rotary cutting machine for cutting wood stock into thin shaving or veneer of required size

Selecting and fitting appropriate cutter on to rotating spindle of machine

Checking quality of thin wood shaving and veneers

Knowledge of setting up rotary cutting machine

Proficient in selecting appropriate cutter to get veneer of required size

Adept at fitting cutter on to the rotating spindle of machine

Proficient in mounting and fastening wood stock in position on machine table

Well-versed in adjusting blades in machine close to wood stock to ensure wood is cut into thin shavings or veneers of required size

Adept at ensuing that no damaged wood is processed

Knowledge of fitting circular saw or blades to process wood stock

Knowledge of grinding and sharpening tools

Good vision

Detail oriented

Manual dexterity

Physical flexibility

Willing to work in a factory environment

Hardworking and persistent

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job role

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

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory

Shift system maybe be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to noise, exposure to wood dust, undertaking installing and machine maintenance work, etc.

Occupational hazards include physical injury, hearing problem, asthma, lung and respiratory deceases, accident, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 8,000 to INR 12,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years of experience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Wood and Carpentry Sector in India

India is a land of wonderful and marvellous artistic work of wood which is being appreciated worldwide. The rich Indian handicraft and beautiful traditional attributes of art and design have established a reputation of Indian Furniture Industry in the nation and worldwide.

Indian furniture market is estimated to be worth US$ 7,922 million. Of this, wooden furniture accounts for US$ 1,358 million. The major part of this industry, approximately 85 per cent is in the unorganised sector. Wood accounts for nearly 65 per cent of all furniture made in India. This includes several types of indigenous wood, as well as imported wood.

Furniture produced in India falls into two broad categories, depending on the end user; domestic furniture meant for home use and commercial furniture meant for the office and hospitality sectors. Domestic furniture represents almost two-thirds of the total output. Manufacturers in the domestic sector typically try to differentiate on the basis of design variety and price, while in the commercial space, having a strong and reliable brand is important.

Home furniture is the largest segment in the Indian furniture market, accounting for about 65 per cent of furniture sales. This is followed by, the office furniture segment with a 20 per cent share and the contract segment, accounting for the remaining 15 per cent.

With the steady growth in the Indian economy and the consequent rise in living standards, the demand for furniture is expected to increase in India. The three key drivers that will have a significant impact on the sector are: Changing consumer demographics, Real estate/housing boom and Tourism and hospitality industry growth. The Indian wooden furniture industry is expected to grow by 20 percent in coming times.

The furniture industry in India currently employs a total of around 3,00,000 workers and with the growing furniture demand there will be a huge employment opportunity in Indian wood and carpentry segment.

Veneer manufacturing units across India

Towns and cities across India