Skills Woodworking Machine Operator near Vancouver (BC)

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 "woodworking machine operator" was moved from the group Woodworking machine operators (NOC 9437) to the group Woodworking machine operators (NOC 94124).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a woodworking machine operator in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Woodworking machine operators (NOC 94124).


  • Set up, program and operate one or more computerized or manual woodworking machines
  • Fabricate or repair wooden parts for furniture, fixtures and other wood products
  • Operate gluing machines to glue pieces or wood together or press and affix wood veneer to wood surfaces
  • Operate preset special purpose woodworking machines to fabricate wood products
  • Read and interpret specifications or follow verbal instructions
  • Clean and lubricate machinery and equipment
  • Replace parts as required

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

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


  • Analysis Help -
    • Analyzing Information
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Handling Goods and Materials Help -
    • Loading and Unloading
  • Building Help -
    • Restoring and Repairing


  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Processing and Production
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Building and Construction
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