Skills Cabinetmaker in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "cabinetmaker" was moved from the group Cabinetmakers (NOC 7272) to the group Cabinetmakers (NOC 72311).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a cabinetmaker in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Cabinetmakers (NOC 72311).

Tasks

  • Instruct apprentices
  • Study plans, specifications or drawings of articles to be made, or prepare specifications
  • Operate CADD and other computer software systems
  • Trim joints and fit parts and subassemblies together to form complete unit and reinforce joints
  • Sand wooden surfaces and apply veneer, stain or polish to finished products; prepare and apply laminated plastics
  • Apply varnish, veneer, stain or polish to finished products
  • Maintain clean and safe work environment
  • Supervise other workers
  • Estimate costs and materials
  • Operate woodworking machines and use hand tools to cut, shape and form parts and components
  • Repair or restyle wooden furniture, fixtures and related products

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Designing
    • Writing
    • Performing and Entertaining
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing

    Knowledge

  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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