Other Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers includes jobs like Cane Furniture Maker, Cooper, and Wood Model Maker.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Studies drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications.
    • Determines tooling and machine requirements and sequence of operations.
    • Sets up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding.
    • Operates machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces.
    • Removes old finishes by stripping with steel wool and glasspaper, and by applying solvents and paint strippers, and removing softened finishes by scraping.
    • Applies varnish, shellac, lacquer, stains and paint to surfaces and polishes and waxes finished surfaces.

    More about Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers

    All Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers

    • 200 workers Employment Size
    • Medium skill Skill level rating
    • 70% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 45 hours Average full-time
    • 43 years Average age
    • 20% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 150 in 2011 to 200 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Wood Machinists and Wood Trades Workers work in many parts of Australia. South Australia has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Manufacturing; Construction; and Retail Trade.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (70%, similar to the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 45 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 43 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 20% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Manufacturing59.0
    Construction12.4
    Retail Trade5.1
    Accommodation and Food Services4.5
    Other Industries19.0

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Wood Machinists and Wood Trades WorkersAll Jobs Average
    NSW24.531.6
    VIC21.425.6
    QLD18.420.0
    SA21.97.0
    WA5.110.8
    TAS5.62.0
    NT1.51.0
    ACT1.51.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Wood Machinists and Wood Trades WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-197.3-5.05.0
    20-245.3-9.39.3
    25-3417.5-22.922.9
    35-4424.3-22.022.0
    45-5420.9-21.621.6
    55-599.7-9.09.0
    60-649.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over5.8-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Wood Machinists and Wood Trades WorkersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate0.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree7.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma6.5-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV41.2-21.121.1
    Year 1219.0-18.118.1
    Year 117.8-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below17.6-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Wood Machinists and Other Wood Trades Workers who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Building and Construction

      62% Skill level

      Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

    2. Design

      58% Skill level

      Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    3. Mechanical

      57% Skill level

      Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    4. Production and Processing

      56% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    5. Engineering and Technology

      53% Skill level

      The use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Face-to-Face Discussions

      98% Important

      How often do you talk with people face-to-face?

    2. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      95% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    3. Spend Time Standing

      93% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    4. Indoors, Not Heat Controlled

      88% Important

      How often do you work indoors without heating or cooling (e.g., warehouse without heat)?

    5. Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel

      86% Important

      How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 51-7011.00 - Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters.

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