Finger Jointing

Career information

What do they do?

Finger jointers set, operate and maintain finger jointing machinery. They also diagnose product and joint defects and put in place corrections to meet production quality requirements.

A typical day

Typically eight to ten-hour days. Weekend work may be required.

Finger jointers grade quality of wood arriving at the machine, assemble wood for processing, check glue specification and ratio, test and inspect finger jointer quality and maintain the machine.

Sound like you?

Study areas

» Maths or Accounting or Economics

» Computing/ICT/InformationManagement.


» Confident communicator

» Good literacy and numeracy

» Confidence with IT, computers, technology

» Good work habits/time management.

Helpful experience

» Customer service or helping people

» Working with machinery.

Preferred work environments

» Indoors (workshop or plant)

» Different places from timeto time.


» Unit standards in schools
» NCEA Level 2 is recommended

Entry level jobs
» Finger Jointer

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» Higher learning
» Team Leader

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» Higher learning
» Business Manager

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