Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors (NOC 9532)

About this job

Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group work for furniture manufacturing companies and perform a variety of tasks.

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People in this occupation:

  • assemble parts to form furniture and fixtures
  • examine products to ensure product quality
Common job titles
  • assembler, bed / box spring / mattress
  • assembler, casket / coffin
  • assembler, chair caner / seat weaver
  • gluer, furniture manufacturing
  • inlayer - woodworking
  • inspector, assembled furniture
  • assembler, bed / box spring / mattress
  • assembler, casket / coffin
  • assembler, chair caner / seat weaver
  • assembler, frame - mirror / picture
  • assembler, table
  • bench / marquetry / productions

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$31,284

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

Furniture and fixture assemblers:

  • prepare, sand and trim wooden furniture and fixture parts using hand and power tools
  • assemble wooden or metal furniture and parts using hand and power tools
  • assemble a combination of parts made of wood, metal, plastic, cane or other materials to form furniture
  • strengthen assembled furniture and fixtures with dowels or other supports
  • install hardware such as hinges or clasps on furniture and fixtures

Furniture and fixture inspectors:

  • inspect furniture and fixture parts and finished products for quality standards
  • mark defective parts or products for repair
  • make minor adjustments and repairs
  • record information on products inspected

Work environment

Key aspects of work in this occupation:

  • Assemblers and inspectors in this unit group usually work in a conventional controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
  • This work produces enough noise to cause loss of hearing.
  • Workers are exposed to non-poisonous airborne materials such as textile dust, flour, sand, sawdust and feathers in the work environment.

Work is done with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools that could cause an injury.

Examples:

  • operating metal machining tools to shape metal
  • using hand and power tools to make wood products.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

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

Skills

  • General Learning Ability
  • Motor Coordination
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Manual Dexterity
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Academic/Basic Upgrading

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Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
40
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
1,620
Average annual employment growth:
0.0%
Expected number of job openings:
380
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
110
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
120
Average annual employment growth:
0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
20

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

Career paths and resources

Career paths

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
  • Mobility is possible between jobs.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.