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 Decline slightly employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 15 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate Moderate rate of unemployment in 2019

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 75 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 1460 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • 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 decline slightly over the next few years, which may affect the number of new opportunities available. 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.

The median employment income for 51% of Other Wood Products Assemblers and Inspectors who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $31,989. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$14.00

Minimum

$17.00

Median

$27.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$3,321

Minimum

$22,191

Median

$49,529

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

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%

Southern

26.1%

Halifax

23.9%

North Shore

19.6%

Annapolis Valley

4.3%

Cape Breton

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%

Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services

5.1%

Construction

5.1%

Wholesale trade

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 certificate or diploma

$26,886 median annual income
18.2%

Less than high school

$27,266 median annual income
11.4%

Bachelor's degree

N/A
6.8%

Trades certificate

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 certificate or diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trades certificate

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor's degree

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Adult high school/secondary diploma programs

This program is typically offered at the high school level.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Siège Social: 1695, Route 1

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS B0W 1M0

(902) 769-2114

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

PO Box 220

Halifax, NS B3J 2M4

(866) 679-6722

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

UNIFOR
63 Otter Lake Court, 2nd Floor
Halifax, NS B3S 1M1
Tel: (902) 455-9327

Additional resources

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Job postings

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