Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors (NOC 9532)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum 13.00$
Median 16.50$
Maximum 23.10$
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
4,000
Skill level
Intermediate (generally a secondary school diploma)

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.

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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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.

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