The Cabinetmaker is responsible for crafting, assembling and repairing wooden cabinets and other fine wooden structures to detailed specifications. He or she will produce quality cabinets to specifications as per blueprints and replicating past designs using hand tools and woodworking machines in a manufacturing environment.
The Cabinetmaker will be responsible for knowing and practicing safe working methods and have a strong knowledge of shop practices, procedures, techniques, tools, equipment, quality control and safety equipment. Dedication to quality craftsmanship and the possession of mathematical and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates are essential in this role. He or she will also be responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy work area, conducting regular maintenance of tools and machinery and assisting other associates and cabinetmakers. Perform other duties as they may be assigned.
Reports To: Supervisor
Term: Full Time
• Prepare and or read blueprints.
• Gather specifications from samples, supervisor or the design team.
• Estimate and gather materials required for production.
• Select and verify quality wood to meet specifications.
• Use shapers and moulders, rulers, measuring tapes and electronic equipment to accurately measure wood for cutting and shaping.
• Cut and detail wood for production.
• Cut, drill, sand or plane materials for a snug fit.
• Assemble components.
• Sand, detail and finish assembled materials.
• Ensure fittings and other components are of good quality.
• Attach fittings and other components to finished cabinetry.
• Repair and refinish old, damaged or incorrect pieces.
• Fabricate special parts and components to meet specifications.
• Ensure excellent fit, finish and operability.
• Operate and maintain tools and equipment.
• Report out daily log of tasks on Timesheets
• Contribute and participate in the effective use of the Quality Control System.
• Construct and maintain structural woodwork, shelving, flooring, tables, etc.
• Build and install cupboards, bookcases, tack boards etc.
• Repair product as warranted.
• Construct and finish cabinetwork and assorted products from rough schematics and blueprints.
• Use of proper Personal Protective Equipment is required.
• Perform other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations
• Understand and comply with all Policies and Procedures
• Maintain a clean working area free from sawdust and debris between tasks and at end of day.
• Quality Orientation
• Time Management
• Creative and Innovative Thinking
• Development and Continual Learning
• Problem Solving
• Accountability and Dependability
• Decision Making and Judgment
• Operating Equipment and Power tools
• Ethics and Integrity
• Planning and Organizing
• Mathematical Reasoning
• Communication Coaching and Mentoring
• Team Work
• Current Journey Person’s Cabinetmaker’s Certificate.
• Certificate of Apprenticeship, Cabinetmaker.
• 5 years of experience as a Cabinetmaker.
• Knowledge of carpentry.
• Knowledge of safe operation of hand and power tools.
• Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures.
• Knowledge of First Aid and CPR an asset.
• Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
• Effective verbal and listening communications skills.
• Time management skills.
• Ability to read specifications, blueprints, and measuring equipment etc.
• Ability to draw appropriate sketches to communicate details to team members, and others.
• Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.
• Collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
• Customer focused – respond promptly to customer needs.
• Use customer information to improve service.
• Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances.
• Make suggestions for improvement.
• Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
• Respect diversity – treat others with respect.
• Avoid unnecessary conflict.
• Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs.
• Manual dexterity required to use power and hand tools.
• Frequently noisy working environment.
• Overtime as required.
• Use of PPE, including safety glasses and steel toe boots required.
• Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in conditions that include heat and humidity, and exposure to dust.