3942 WOOD MACHINISTS AND OTHER WOOD TRADES WORKERS
WOOD MACHINISTS AND OTHER WOOD TRADES WORKERS set up and operate woodworking machines and wood turning lathes to shape wood stock, finish and polish furniture, and make picture frames and frame paintings, photographs and other artwork.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
studying drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
determining tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations
setting up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
operating machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces
removing old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping
applying varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishing and waxing finished surfaces
fitting and fastening frame pieces
mounting backing materials and subjects for framing