Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors

Furniture and fixture assemblers and inspectors

NOC
9532

Piece together sub-assemblies or complete articles of furniture and fixtures, or perform related inspection to ensure product quality.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

$16.00
$12.75
Low
$27.00
High

Median Salary

$28,974
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

106
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

68%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Assemblers in this unit group assemble parts to form subassemblies or complete articles of furniture and fixtures. Inspectors in this unit group inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products to ensure product quality. They are employed by furniture manufacturing companies.

Main Duties

Furniture and fixture assemblers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Prepare, sand and trim wooden furniture and fixture parts using hand and power tools
  • Assemble wooden or metal furniture and fixture parts to form subassemblies and complete articles using hand and power tools
  • Assemble a combination of parts made of wood, metal, plastic, cane or other materials to form subassemblies or complete furniture articles
  • Reinforce assembled furniture and fixtures with dowels or other supports
  • Install hardware such as hinges or clasps on furniture and fixtures.

Furniture and fixture inspectors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Inspect furniture and fixture subassemblies and finished products for conformance to quality standards
  • Mark defective parts or products for repair
  • Make minor adjustments and repairs
  • Record information on products inspected.

Also Known As

  • assembly inspector - furniture manufacturing
  • chair assembler
  • desk assembler
  • fixture assembler
  • furniture assembler
  • furniture inspector
  • metal furniture assembler
  • table assembler
  • wood furniture assembler
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.
  • On-the-job training is provided.
  • Experience as a labourer in the same company may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

18.2%
Female
81.8%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

0.0%
15-24
21.7%
25-34
8.7%
35-44
30.4%
45-54
30.4%
55-64
8.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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14.3%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
61.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
14.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
9.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

91.7%
Manufacturing
8.3%
Construction
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

9.50%
Northeast
57.10%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
33.30%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$26,825
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
$33,063
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$16.00
$14.00
Low
$28.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$28,974

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$32,493

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$28,974

Newfoundland

$22,910

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$19,408

Canada

$29,974
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

16
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

24
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-26
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

51