Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors (NOC 9532)

Job titles

  • assembler, cabinet - furniture manufacturing
  • assembler, desk
  • assembler, fixture
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Nature of work

Assemblers in this unit group assemble parts to form subassemblies or complete articles of furniture and fixtures. Inspectors in this unit group inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality. They are employed by furniture manufacturing companies.

Fields of interest

  • Making or building things, constructing, doing repairs, and performing installations
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Assemblers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Prepare, sand and trim wooden furniture and fixture parts using hand and power tools
  • - Assemble wooden or metal furniture and fixture parts to form subassemblies and complete articles using hand and power tools
  • - Assemble a combination of parts made of wood, metal, plastic, cane or other materials to form subassemblies or complete furniture articles
  • - Reinforce assembled furniture and fixtures with dowels or other supports
  • - Install hardware such as hinges or clasps on furniture and fixtures.
  • Inspectors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products for conformance to quality standards
  • - Mark defective parts or products for repair
  • - Make minor adjustments and repairs
  • - Record information on products inspected.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Some secondary school education may be required.
  • * On-the-job training is provided.
  • * Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Intermediate

More information

  • * Mobility is possible between jobs in this unit group.
  • * Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Professional associations

  • Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre des industries des portes et fenêtres, du meuble et des armoires de cuisine
  • 1649, rue Fleury Est, bureau 202
  • Montréal, QC
  • H2C1S9
  • Phone: 514-890-1980
  • Fax: 514-890-1450
  • Email: info@clicemplois.net