Cabinetmaker
Introduction
Cabinetmakers construct and repair wooden cabinets, furniture, fixtures and related products. They are employed by furniture manufacturing or repair companies, construction companies and cabinet making contractors or they may be self-employed.
Essential Skills Requirements:
 
Safety-related Activities
Reading
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand written instructions in safety bulletins and Material Safety Data Sheets. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand and interpret regulations that govern occupational health and safety. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to identify icons used in WHMIS, fire control and other hazard management systems. (Complexity: 1)
Writing
Ability to write text entries in forms to describe events leading up to incidents or accidents. (Complexity: 2)
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the quality and adequacy of the work performed. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate the safety of equipment and the severity of workplace hazards. (Complexity: 2)
 
Cabinet Making
Reading
Ability to understand short written comments on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to interpret information contained in a variety of cabinetry construction procedure manuals. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using basic scale and assembly drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to use legends and symbols found on technical drawings. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate information such as construction procedures using moderately complex scale drawings. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate information such as dimensions and construction procedures using complex scale drawings. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
 
Use of Tools and Equipment
Thinking
Ability to deal with minor equipment breakdowns and malfunctions. (Complexity: 1)
 
General Administrative Duties
Reading
Ability to read reminders and short notes from co-workers to coordinate work activities. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand short written comments on forms such as worksite hazard assessments and job orders. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand written instructions for the set-up, operation and maintenance of power tools such as grinders, presses and hinge boring machines. (Complexity: 2)
Document Use
Ability to enter data such as dates and identification numbers into labels and tags. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to enter data such as readings and quantities into forms such as tally sheets and logbooks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to locate data such as identification numbers and quantities in simple lists and tables. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to enter and locate data such as contact information, part numbers, descriptions, quantities and costs in work orders and sheet goods invoices. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to locate data such as identification numbers, specifications, times and quantities in moderately complex tables. (Complexity: 2)
Writing
Ability to write reminders and short notes to co-workers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to write short text entries in forms such as work orders, application forms and supply requests. (Complexity: 1)
Thinking
Ability to choose tools and work procedures for common tasks. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to evaluate the severity of equipment faults by considering factors such as noise levels, temperatures, vibrations and odours. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Listening
Ability to understand short spoken statements such as a simple instruction or question. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2)
Oral Communication - Speaking
Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2)
 
Use of Mathematics
Whole Numbers
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. (Complexity: 2)
Fractions
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. (Complexity: 2)
Decimals
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Percents and Mixed Operations
Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Data Analysis
Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Basic Skills
Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Plane Figures
Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Solids
Ability to calculate volumes of rectangular solids, cylinders and prisms; analyze complex volumes into constituent regular solids. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Advanced Tasks
Ability to analyze angles and distances in plane figures; calculate areas of other polygons; use theorem to solve problems; calculate areas and volumes of objects such as spheres, pyramids and cones. (Complexity: 2)
Measurement
Ability to measure things such as distances, weights, volumes, temperatures and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2)
Algebra
Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 2)
Trigonometry
Ability to identify and calculate known and unknown angles, use trigonometry to set up and solve problems using trigonometry. (Complexity: 2)
 
Uncategorized
Thinking
Ability to evaluate the condition and performance of tools and equipment. (Complexity: 2)