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Four Cutter

Aliases: Wood Worker

Industry/Sector(s): Wood and Carpentry


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Four Cutter is expected to perform include:
  • Setting and operating the machines for cutting grooves
  • Moulding wood stock for making casing and capping for electrical fittings and such other articles
  • Settings and fitting the cutters to vertical and horizontal spindles of machines
  • Adjusting the positions of the spindles of machines, as required
  • Adjusting the machine table to hold wood stock securely in position, at the required height
  • Operating the machine in a way that it rotates the cutters at high speed
  • Feeding the trial piece along the table guides into machine cutters to cut grooves and shaping the edges and sides
  • Checking the finished product with drawings or sketches
  • Making the adjustments to cutters, if necessary
  • Feeding the wood stock and continuing the operation
  • Changing the cutters when necessary
  • Cleaning and oiling the machines
  • Using the sharpen tools on the grinding machine
  • Operating the other wood cutting machine
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

No

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Minimum – ITI

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in operating the machines for cutting grooves
  • Proficient in moulding wood stock for making casing and capping for electrical fittings 
  • Ability to check the finished product with drawings or sketches
  • Proficient in making the necessary adjustments using cutters
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 4

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 5

ITIs across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

http://nscsindia.org/ExploreSectorSkillCouncilDetail.aspx?SSC=OQ==

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Helper → Four Cutter →  Process Supervisor → Head Carpenter

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 6
  • For candidates with experience - ₹ 7,500 to ₹ 8,000 per month
 (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 6

Minimum experience of 2 to 5 years in the relevant field

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1
  • Construction companies 
  • Furniture making companies 
KEYWORDS 
  • Four Cutter 
  • Carpenter
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7523.0700 Four Cutter
ISCO 2008 Wood Working Machine Setters and Setter Operators NA
NIC 2008 16221 Manufacture of structural wooden goods [intended to be used primarily in the construction industry such as beams, rafters, roof struts, glue-laminated and metal connected, prefabricated wooden roof trusses, doors, windows, shutters and their frames, whether or not containing metal fittings, stairs, railings, wooden beadings and mouldings, shingles and shakes etc.]
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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