Wood product manufacturing operative (level 2)
Producing wood products for the construction and furniture industries.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
- Typical duration
- 24 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Engineering and manufacturing
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
- Also known as
- CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) operative
- finishing operative/sprayer and assembler
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Comply with health, safety and environmental requirements, for example safe use of personal and respiratory protective equipment, local exhaust ventilation, statutory regulations and industry standards/codes of practice.
- Identify risks and hazards in the workplace and apply appropriate control measures.
- Comply with organisational and statutory environmental and sustainability considerations, for example disposal of waste, recycling of materials and efficient use of resources.
- Communicate - verbal and/or written, for example with colleagues and/or customers.
- Plan work to undertake wood product manufacturing operations.
- Read and interpret specifications, diagrams and work instructions, and following these instructions.
- Select the correct type and quantity of components and materials.
- Prepare the work area before undertaking the work.
- Identify faults and issues, for example incorrect or defective wood, defective machinery; and applying solutions.
- Pack and store products and components.
- Select, set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment used to produce wood components.
- Prepare and operate Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment.
- Use and maintain jigs and templates for wood product manufacturing operations.
- Position wood components and apply manual and mechanical cramps to ensure products are secured and in accordance with the work specification.
- Assemble wood components to the work specification and given tolerances.
- Sand materials and de-nib.
- Apply adhesives to wood components.
- Apply finishes to wood products, for example stains, sealers, basecoats and paint finishes.
- Instal fixtures and fittings to wood products, for example ironmongery, seals, ancillary metal work and fixings, nail plates and staples.
- Carry out glazing operations, for example install glass to window or door.
- Check and and inspect work to ensure it meets the work specification; undertake rectification or rework where necessary
- Report work outcomes and/or problems.
- Complete the handover process to other manufacturing process functions/teams.
- Complete work documentation, for example job sheets, time cards.
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