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NOC Code: NOC Code: 9533 Occupation: Other wood products assemblers and inspectors
Occupation Description: Occupation Description:
Assemblers in this unit group assemble a variety of wood products and millwork, such as window sashes and doors. Inspectors in this unit group inspect wood products to ensure product quality. They are employed by establishments engaged in manufacturing a variety of wood and millwork products. Assemblers in this unit group assemble a variety of wood products and millwork, such as window sashes and doors. Inspectors in this unit group inspect wood products to ensure product quality. They are employed by establishments engaged in manufacturing a variety of wood and millwork products.

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Essential Skills Essential Skills Levels
Reading Reading 1 2 3
Writing Writing 1 2
Document Use Document Use 1 2 3
Digital Technology Digital Technology 1 2
Oral Communication Oral Communication 1 2
Money Math Money Math 1 2 3
Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting 1 2
Measurement and Calculation Measurement and Calculation 1 2 3
Numerical Estimation Numerical Estimation 1 2
Job Task Planning and Organizing Job Task Planning and Organizing 1 2
Decision Making Decision Making 1 2 3
Problem Solving Problem Solving 1 2 3
Finding Information Finding Information 1 2


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Reading
  • Receive work orders when starting new jobs. These may provide specifications such as the materials to use or the fire rating for the door. (1)
  • Read trade journals to stay current with developments in the industry. (2)
  • Read information sheets about new products and glues. (2)
  • Read company policies and procedures. (2)
  • Read quality standards for construction and assembly of products, such as walls or doors. (2)
  • Read contracts between the company and the customer to understand the range of services which are to be provided. (3)
  • Refer to manuals for instructions on assembling products. (3)
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Writing
  • Make notes about an assembly, such as a door assembly, in order to know how to do it again in the future. (1)
  • Amend work orders to reflect modifications required by customers. (1)
  • Complete job sheets to record work done on various projects. (1)
  • Write reminder notes about measurements, instructions and supplies. (1)
  • Write notes to supplement sketches of new products in order to inform others of the assembling procedures required. (2)
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Document Use
  • Read lists of materials when assembling packages for shipment. (1)
  • Read labels on cans of paint and lacquer. (2)
  • Refer to drawings, such as truss drawings showing how pieces are to be laid out. (2)
  • Refer to measurement tables, such as those for wall sections, which appear below scale drawings. (2)
  • Read work order forms and customer invoices. (2)
  • Refer to pictures, such as pictures of the various types of log homes that are to be assembled. (2)
  • Recognize angles at which components are to be joined. (2)
  • Complete forms, such as timesheet and production reports. (2)
  • Read blueprints to check the design specifications of products to be assembled or inspected. (3)
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Digital Technology
  • Use computer-operated equipment. For example, use a computer-operated saw. (1)
  • Use a database. For example, look up customer and supplier information in a database. (2)
  • Use bookkeeping, billing and accounting software. For example, enter invoice information. (2)
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Oral Communication
  • Give brief instructions to helpers or newly hired assemblers. (1)
  • Communicate with customers when doing installation in their homes or offices or when customers come to the shop with questions. (2)
  • Interact with shop forepersons or managers to discuss problems with job orders or schedules. (2)
  • Interact with co-workers to discuss work in progress and exchange information. (2)
  • Interact with the general public when displaying products at trade shows. (2)
  • Talk to suppliers and manufacturers about orders, styles and quality issues. (2)
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Money Math
  • Receive deposits for construction services from customers. (1)
  • Complete invoices, including tax calculations and rates per hour. (3)
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Scheduling or Budgeting and Accounting
  • Schedule the use of materials, supplies and human resources needed to complete a job. (2)
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Measurement and Calculation
  • Measure the width of logs in order to centre them on the lathes. (1)
  • Measure pre-cut wood pieces to ensure they meet the specifications on drawings. (1)
  • Calculate the volume of concrete needed for footings. (2)
  • Measure angles of doorways using adjustable squares. If the doorway isn't square, add a degree to the saw angle when cutting the trim. (2)
  • Measure curves in cupboard door panels. (3)
  • Calculate the measurements of trusses using square roots. (3)
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Numerical Estimation
  • Estimate the number of boards that can be cut from a wood order. (1)
  • Estimate the time it will take to complete an order. (2)
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Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • These wood products assemblers and inspectors follow the general work orders provided by supervisors but have scope for determining the sequence of tasks which will best fulfill work objectives. Since they may be working on several jobs at the same time, they need to plan carefully to take into account the availability of materials and the deadlines for each project. While much of the work is routine, there are some disruptions to the routine caused by changing priorities or unforeseen problems, such as receiving a load of defective parts. They co-ordinate their tasks with co-workers with whom they may have to share tools and work space. Often the sequence in which they undertake tasks has an impact on efficiency. (2)
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Decision Making
  • Decide whether the graining and colour of pieces for a cupboard door are close enough matches. (1)
  • Decide what kinds of substitutions can be made if parts or fittings are missing from an assembly package. (2)
  • Decide whether to reject a piece which has been damaged when driving in nails or whether to repair it. (2)
  • Decide on the order in which to complete job tasks, taking into consideration customer needs, availability of materials and co-ordination with other workers. (3)
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Problem Solving
  • There are installation problems, such as a door which will not swing properly. Make adaptations, such as enlarging the hinge to make it move more smoothly. (1)
  • There are chips out of the wood to be used for a door. Examine it carefully to see if it can be repaired in a way that the chips are not visible. (2)
  • A supplier does not deliver an order in time, jeopardizing the completion of a project. Check lists of alternate suppliers and move quickly to place the order with another supplier. (2)
  • Windows are too big or too small to fit the pre-cut frame. Do carpentry work on the frame to make it bigger or smaller, as needed. (2)
  • A customer expects a product, such as a house, to be different in detail from the package received. Make modifications, such as to the slope of a roof, carefully planning the use of remaining materials. (3)
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Finding Information
  • Refer to catalogues of materials to find information on the characteristics and uses of the materials. (2)
  • Obtain information about residential construction issues by contacting manufacturers, architects and engineers. (2)
  • Refer to blueprints for a house to gain insight into assembly problems. (2)
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