Typical Job Roles in the Woodworking and Joinery Manufacturing Sector
There are many job roles to consider when thinking about a career in this rewarding and exciting sector. Here is a description of the most common roles
Carpenters are mainly involved in construction site works. They install and assemble construction products including doors, windows, roof structures, timber fittings, staircases, etc. So essentially, carpenters do all forms of woodwork which is involved in constructing, maintaining, and improving a range of buildings.
Architectural joiners are mainly workshop based. They produce, assemble, and finish a wide range of construction products including doors windows, staircases, and bespoke furniture etc. So essentially, architectural joiners make the products which are ten installed on site by carpenters.
Wood machinists process timber and turn them into finished wood and components for industrial and residential uses. They cut and prepare the timber for making a range of timber related products. So essentially, the wood machinist prepares the timber for handover to the architectural joiner and carpenter.
Wood Product Manufacturing Operative
Wood product manufacturing operatives work in a factory-based manufacturing type role, producing high volume, repetitive, engineered products from timber, such as roofing components, windows, doors, door-sets, staircases, and other timber construction items including roofing components and beams. Like architectural joiners, they make the products which are ten installed on site by carpenters.