Other Wood Products Assemblers and Inspectors

(NOC 9533)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Other wood products assemblers assemble a variety of wood products and millwork like window sashes and doors. Inspectors inspect wood products to make sure they meet product quality. They work for companies that manufacture a variety of wood and millwork products.

Job Outlook

average

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  • Estimate Moderate growth employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 20 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate High rate of unemployment in 2022

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 435 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 1945 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

The employment outlook over the next few years for this occupational group is “average”, which indicates the chances of a qualified individual finding work is comparable to the average for all occupations in Nova Scotia. This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. The number employed in this occupation is expected to grow moderately over the next few years, which will likely provide some additional opportunities for employment. With a small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Other Wood Products Assemblers and Inspectors most commonly work full-time hours.

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$17.00

Median

$25.96

Maximum

Annual Pay

$3,321

Minimum

$22,191

Median

$49,529

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$20.80

Median

$33.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Other wood products assemblers assemble a variety of wood products and millwork like window sashes and doors. Inspectors inspect wood products to make sure they meet product quality. They work for companies that manufacture a variety of wood and millwork products.

Job duties

Other wood products assemblers:

  • Read production orders and diagrams.
  • Trim and sand joints, moulding, or other wooden parts to be assembled using hand and power tools.
  • Assemble wood products like window sashes, doors, boxes, pallets, ladders and barrels using glue, staples, screws, bolts or other fasteners.
  • Assemble door panels, trusses, modular components and other parts on assembly line to make prefabricated housing using jigs, overhead cranes and hand and power tools.
  • Reinforce assembled products with dowelling or other supports and install hardware like knobs and hinges.
  • May help with maintenance of machinery.

Other wood products inspectors:

  • Inspect wood products to make sure they meet quality standards.
  • Mark defective parts or products for repair.
  • Make minor changes and repairs.
  • Record information on products inspected.

Sample job titles

  • manufactured housing production worker
  • millwork assembler
  • prefabricated housing assembler
  • sash and door inspector
  • wood products assembler
  • wood products assembling inspector
  • wooden box assembler
  • wooden crate builder
  • wooden door maker
  • wooden pallet maker

Skills

  • These jobs need mechanical skill and physical fitness. Good spatial perception, form perception, and hand-eye coordination are important. You must be accurate and pay close attention to detail.

Job requirements

  • Some high school education may be required.
  • Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.
  • Inspectors may require related assembly experience.
  • On-the-job training is provided.

Other considerations

  • Movement is possible between jobs in this group and progress to supervisor positions is possible with experience.

By the numbers

Quick look

225

employed in 2016

86.7%

employed full-time

4.4%

self employed

15.6%
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84.4%
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31.8

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

26.1%

Halifax

$27,303 median annual income
26.1%

Southern

$19,404 median annual income
23.9%

North Shore

$16,559 median annual income
19.6%

Annapolis Valley

$21,104 median annual income
4.3%

Cape Breton

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

74.4%

Manufacturing

10.3%

Retail trade

5.1%

Wholesale trade

5.1%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

5.1%

Construction

What is the age of Employment?

33.0%

25-34

24.0%

15-24

22.0%

45-54

15.0%

35-44

7.0%

55-64

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

38.6%

High school

$12,947 median annual income
22.7%

College Diploma

$26,886 median annual income
18.2%

Less than high school

$27,266 median annual income
11.4%

Bachelor

N/A
6.8%

Trade Certification

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

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Additional resources

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