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Assembled Wood Products Repairer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Repair surface defects of wood products, like sashes, doors, furniture, cabinet work, mirror frames, and picture frames to prepare them for finishing, gilding, painting, or packaging
  • Visually inspects workpiece for rough edges, surface nicks, dents, nail holes, cracks, open seams, veneer blisters, glue, dirt, or inspectors marks
  • Trim & smooths rough edges surfaces and removes scratches, dirt and glue, using knife, scraper, sandpaper and portable electric sander
  • Apply moisture and heat to remove dents, using wet sponge electric iron
  • Fill cracks, seams, depressions, and nail holes with filler, like putty
  • Touch up defects filler, using stain, paint, or touchup crayons
  • Lift glues loose veneer to surface
  • May cut out damaged or blistered veneer or molding trim, fit, and glue matching piece in place
  • May reglue defective joints [Gluer woodworking 762.687-034]
  • May be designated by product repaired as Repairer, Mirror And Picture Frame wood prod., nec , Repairer, Sash And Door wood prod., nec , Repairer, Wood Furniture furniture .

Assembly Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Fits parts, like shuttle eyes, tension devices, plates, and spindles, into wooden shuttles
  • Smooth interior surfaces of openings in shuttles or spindles, using chisel or cutting machine with rotating knives
  • Bore holes for final assembly, using boring machine
  • Position parts in specified opening screws or bolts them in place, using handtools
  • Test tension devices for resistance.

Assembly Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise and coordinates activities of workers engaged in assembling wooden parts or assemblies to form sections, frames, or completed articles, using knowledge of wood products assembly processes
  • Analyze work orders to define production schedules
  • Determine amounts of woodstock other materials required for assembly, based on production schedules and requisitions materials from storage area
  • Prepare work tickets gives oral instructions to workers pertaining to type of assemblies to be processed
  • Inspect parts, assemblies, or completed articles to verify conformance to company standards
  • Train new workers in methods of assembly
  • Confer with supervisors in other departments to coordinate flow of materials and products into out of department
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title
  • May be designated according to method of assembly as Supervisor, Gluing woodworking .

Automatic lathe Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up and operates swing-type rotary cutting lathe to cut round multishaped wood parts in manufacture of furniture
  • Examine blueprints, drawings, patterns and specifications to ascertain size shape of finished product
  • Select & installs knives on cutterheads on machine spindle arbor, using template, rule, calipers and wrenches, or loosens nuts securing end of lathe opposite drive end of arbor, swings support end to side, slides preassembled cutter heads on arbor according to arrangement of knives on cutterheads and secures cutterheads on arbor support end of lathe, using handtools
  • Select and installs cam on arbor to control rotation shape of stock to be cut, using wrench
  • Insert woodstock between headstock and tailstock turns crank to clamp stock in position
  • Start machine moves lever to swing rotating stock against rotating knives of cutterhead until shape is completed, or presses switch for automatic operation of machine equipped with hopper-feeding attachment
  • Verify dimensions of shaped product, using template or calipers rule
  • May sharpen cutting knives, using bench grinder
  • May be designated according to product as Bat-Lathe Operator woodworking , Handle-Lathe Operator woodworking .

Automatic Profile shaper Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up operates straight-line or rotary profile shaping machine that automatically follows contours of model or form to shape single or entire edges of wood furniture parts
  • Select cutterheads or knives to conform to pattern contour, according to type of cut specified on work order
  • Install cutterheads in vertical spindle of machine or inserts bolts specified knives in slots of cutterheads already in machine, using handtools
  • Turn handwheel or crank to align knives with contours of model or form
  • Bolt or clamps model or form to bed of machine, using wrenches or air clamps
  • Sets stops on straight-line profiling machine turns crank to adjust air clamps that hold stock in position for cutting
  • Press button to start machine and positions stock under clamps over model or form
  • Move controls to actuate mechanism that closes clamps, moves carriage, turntable, or form containing stock against rotating cutters until edges of stock are shaped, returns carriage to starting position, releases clamps for removal of stock
  • May turn thumbscrews or handwheel to regulate speed of carriage, turntable, or drive sprocket, according to type of stock complexity of contours
  • May compare stock dimensions with pattern to detect cutting defects.

Band saw Marker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Mark outlines of irregularly shaped parts on woodstock to provide cutting guides for machine operators
  • Arrange specified patterns on stock to obtain maximum number of pieces with most effective utilization of wood grain
  • Trace patterns with pencil or other marking device
  • May nail pieces of thin stock together for identical parts to be cut simultaneously
  • May be designated according to woodstock being marked as Veneer Marker woodworking .

Band saw Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend bandsaw that cuts wooden stock for toys games
  • Stack specified number of pieces of stock on cutting table against preset ripping fence
  • Push cutting table against saw until stock is severed
  • Drop cut pieces into tote box
  • Periodically gauges piece with template to verify accuracy of machine setup.

Band scroll saw Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate bandsaw to saw curved or irregular designs on woodstock or to saw thick wooden pieces to size
  • Turn handwheels to adjust machine bed and set tension on blade between drive idler wheels of bandsaw
  • Turn knobs to adjust guide post of blade, according to thickness of stock and to position friction wheel behind blade to prevent backward movement of blade when cutting stock
  • Position jig or attachment on machine bed to cut stock to size, using C-clamps wrenches
  • Start machine pushes or turns stock against bandsaw blade to cut stock along marked outline or configuration of jig
  • Remove cut stock verifies dimensions of stock, using rule, caliper, and pattern
  • Open drive and idler wheel covers turns handwheels to loosen tension on bandsaw blade to replace dull or defective blades
  • May nail several pieces of woodstock together when one design is to be cut
  • May position template on woodstock and mark cutting outline on stock, using pencil template.

Bench Carpenter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Assemble precut and prefabricated wooden parts to form complete units, using woodworking hand power tools
  • Read blueprints, shop drawings, or written instructions to define method sequence of assembling parts
  • Measure, shapes, adjusts, trims and sands parts joints to make parts fit snugly, using rulers, handtools and sandpaper
  • Apply glue and inserts dowels or screws to fasten subassemblies together and form complete unit, using handtools clamps
  • May install hardware in subassemblies or into completed unit
  • May work on an assembly line be responsible for only one phase of assembly process.

Binder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that wraps ties bundles of lumber with wire or twine
  • Place roll of wire or twine on machine spindle and threads through guides to knotter cutter
  • Stack specified number of boards or furniture parts on machine table clamps pile in place
  • Start machine and depresses pedal that actuates machine to wrap and tie wire or twine around pile cut wire or twine free from roll
  • Stack bundled stock on dolly or sets bundles on conveyor belt
  • May wrap ends of bundle with paper or fabric before tying.

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