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Mortiser Operator

Aliases: Woodworking Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Wood and Carpentry


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Mortiser Operator is expected to perform include:
  • Setting and operating mortising machine for cutting slots of prescribed dimension in wooden frames for making joints
  • Selecting and fitting appropriate cutting tools to machine spindle
  • Setting machine table and guides setters to hold stock in position
  • Collecting wood stock and checking marking for dimension of slot to be cut on it
  • Placing wood stock below cutting tool on machine table
  • Lowering cutting tool over marked area on wooden stock and setting its position for slotting
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Wood & carpentry units usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from unit to unit
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

Coming soon

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Ability to start machine and press down tool to cut slots of required dimensions 
  • Proficient in checking dimensions and removing processed wood on completion
  • Knowledge of fitting appropriate cutting tools to machine spindle
  • Well-versed in placing wood stock below cutting tool
  • Knowledge of different types of wood such as Teak, Sheesham, Mango, Rosewood, Plywood and Particular Wood
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of cleaning and oiling machine 
  • Knowledge of grinding and sharpening cutting tools 
  • Ability to operate other wood cutting machines
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 2
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University
  • Lalit Kalakshetra
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
  • http://msme.gov.in/Outcome_Budget-2007-08-SSI.pdf
  • http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/sido/ktdgi01x.htm http://msme.gov.in/ssi-ar-eng-2006-07.pdf
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

Coming soon

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 3

Coming soon

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For freshers - ₹ 5,000 to ₹ 6,500 per month
  • For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - ₹ 8,000 to ₹ 10,500 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Coming soon

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 6

Wood and carpentry companies across India

KEYWORDS 

Woodworking Operator

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 7523.1000 Mortiser Operator
ISCO 2008 Wood Working Machine Setters and Setter Operators NA
NIC 2008 16229 Manufacture of builders’ carpentry and joinery n.e.c.
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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