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Joiner
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Joiner

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Cuts, shapes and fits timber parts in workshops to form structures and fittings, ready for installation. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,377
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 29,500

What does a Joiner do?

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts
  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts
  • erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures
  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames
  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install
  • cutting wood joints
  • may construct concrete formwork
  • may repair existing fittings

Specialisations

  • Joinery Machinist
  • Joinery Patternmaker
  • Joinery Setter-out

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