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What’s it like to be a Timber and Composite Machinist?
Timber and composite machinists set up, operate and maintain woodworking
machines, which they use to cut, plane, shape and sand timber and composite
materials to a required shape and size. Crafted timber and composite parts are
then assembled to make a variety of furniture items and building components,
such as tables, desks, chairs, beds, cabinets, boxes, window frames, veranda
posts, balusters and flag poles.
Timber and composite machinists usually work in large workshops in regional
centres, and in businesses ranging from furniture makers to large processing
and manufacturing plants. The work can sometimes be physically demanding.
However, working conditions have improved with the introduction of new
technology and specialist equipment.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Timber and Composite Machinist earn an average of $808 per
week. The [average annual salary for this job is $42016 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical and manual activities
- good eyesight (may be corrected)
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- able to carry out mathematical calculations
- able to read specifications and technical drawings
- not allergic to dust, paints, resins or glues
- alert and safety-conscious.
This job also involves:
Dusty or polluted environment
The work environment in these jobs generally contains higher than average
levels of dust, pollen, fumes, gases or other matter which are likely to
aggravate respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly indoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day indoors, in an office, factory or other enclosed
area protected from the weather.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
Standing for long periods
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs are usually performed
standing up for periods of at least two hours at a stretch.
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Timber and Composite Machinist
Timber and composite machinists may perform the following tasks:
- set up and operate sawing, drilling, planing and joining machines
- programme and control computer-aided design (CAD) and computer numerical control (CNC) machines
- estimate job costs
- read and interpret work documents in order to prepare accurate cutting lists for jobs
- understand and use various timber and timber products to produce furniture
- assemble furniture
- select and install hardware to furnishing (such as handles and hinges)
- prepare surfaces for finishing
- prepare and apply decorative finishes to furniture
- clean and maintain work areas including machinery and tools to ensure safe working environments
- maintain, identify and analyse technical faults to machinery suppliers’ requirements to ensure optimum performance.
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