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.

Hourly Pay

$13.60

Minimum

$16.50

Median

$25.00

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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