National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.3


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9532 - Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors

Furniture and fixture assemblers assemble parts to form subassemblies or complete articles of furniture and fixtures. Inspectors inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality. They are employed by furniture manufacturing companies.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • assembly inspector - furniture manufacturing
    • chair assembler
    • desk assembler
    • fixture assembler
    • furniture assembler
    • furniture inspector
    • metal furniture assembler
    • table assembler
    • wood furniture assembler

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Furniture finishers and refinishers (See 9534 Furniture finishers and refinishers)
    • Other wood products assemblers and inspectors (See 9533 Other wood products assemblers and inspectors)
    • Supervisors of workers in this unit group (See 9224 Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing)
    • Woodworking machine operators (See 9437 Woodworking machine operators)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following 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 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
    • Reinforce 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 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.
  • Additional information

    • Mobility is possible between jobs in this unit group.
    • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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