Joiners cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops to form structures and fixtures, ready for installation.

Joiners may perform the following tasks:

  • work out job requirements from drawings, templates and written instructions
  • set up jigs, select timber, and cut to size and shape using templates
  • cut joints using wood-cutting machines or hand-powered tools
  • assemble prepared wood to form structures and fittings
  • work with plastic laminates, perspex or metals
  • maintain and sharpen tools.

With experience and sometimes further training, it is possible to become a technical teacher, estimator or purchasing officer.

Personal Requirements

  • enjoy practical and manual work
  • enjoy working with wood
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • good sense of balance
  • some mathematics ability
  • good health and eyesight
  • able to work as part of a team.

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