Joiners cut, shape and fit timber parts in workshops or on-site to form structures and fixtures that are ready for installation. This could include built-in robes, kitchen and bathroom components or staircases.
Personal requirements for a Joiner
- Enjoy practical and manual activities
- Enjoy working with wood
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Some mathematical ability
- Good health and eyesight
- Able to work as part of a team.
Duties & Tasks of a Joiner
Joiners may perform the following tasks:
- Determine job requirements from drawings, templates and written instructions
- Set up jigs, select and cut timber to size and shape using templates
- Cut joints using wood-cutting machines or hand tools
- Assemble prepared wood to form structures and fittings
- Work with plastic laminates, perspex or metals
- Maintain and sharpen tools.
With experience, and sometimes further training, it is possible to become a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Lecturer, Quantity Surveyor or Inventory and Supply Officer.