Job Profile:      Accordion Maker

Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.

Job Information
30,070 44,090 78,300

Select Tasks
Verify dimensions or check the quality or fit of pieces to ensure adherence to specifications. Set up or operate machines, including power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, or shapers, to cut, mold, or shape woodstock or wood substitutes. Measure and mark dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock prior to cutting, following blueprints, to ensure a tight fit and quality product.
Reinforce joints with nails or other fasteners to prepare articles for finishing. Attach parts or subassemblies together to form completed units, using glue, dowels, nails, screws, or clamps. Establish the specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired or plan the methods or operations for shaping or assembling parts, based on blueprints, drawings, diagrams, or oral or written instructions.
Cut timber to the right size and shape and trim parts of joints to ensure a snug fit, using hand tools, such as planes, chisels, or wood files. Match materials for color, grain, or texture, giving attention to knots or other features of the wood. Trim, sand, or scrape surfaces or joints to prepare articles for finishing.
Bore holes for insertion of screws or dowels, by hand or using boring machines. Program computers to operate machinery. Estimate the amounts, types, or costs of needed materials.
Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper or steel wool. Install hardware, such as hinges, handles, catches, or drawer pulls, using hand tools. Repair or alter wooden furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, paneling, or other pieces.
Apply Masonite, formica, or vinyl surfacing materials. Design furniture, using computer-aided drawing programs. Dip, brush, or spray assembled articles with protective or decorative finishes, such as stain, varnish, paint, or lacquer.
Draw up detailed specifications and discuss projects with customers.

Select Abilities
The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing. The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). The ability to see details at a distance. The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
The ability to see under low light conditions. The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting. The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated. The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Tools Used
Adjustable jigs Angle dividers Awls
Back saws Band clamps Bandsaws
Bar clamps Bastard flat files Belt sanders
Bench dogs Bench grinders Bench vises
Biscuit joiners Biscuit joining machines Block planes
Boring machines Bowl gouges Bowl lathes
Braces and bits Burn-in knives Cam clamps
Carpentry chisels Case clamps Chop saws
Circular planes Circular saws Claw hammers
Cold presses Combination planes Combination squares
Computerized numerical control CNC machining centers Computerized numerical control CNC routers Cutoff saws
Dial calipers Digital micrometers Disk sanders
Dividers Dovetail saws Drafting compasses
Draw knives Drill presses Edge banders
Edge sanders Edging clamps Fingernail gouges
Fore planes Hand augers Hand sanding blocks
Hand saws Hand screw wood clamps Heated putty knives
Hot presses Jack planes Jig saws
Jointer planes Jointers Lacquer booths
Laminate trimmers Layout squares Line borers
Locking C-clamps Locking pliers Machinists' squares
Mallets Marking gauges Marking knives
Measuring tapes Metal punches Metal shears
Mill files Mini lathes Minipresses
Miter clamps Miter saws Moisture meters
Morticers Nail guns Overarm routers
Paint application brushes Paint application rollers Paint spray guns
Panel routers Panel saws Parallel jaw clamps
Parting tools Personal computers Phillips head screwdrivers
Pin nailers Plate jointers Plumb bobs
Plunge routers Pneumatic nail guns Pneumatic staplers
Portable routers Power drills Power planers
Power routers Power sanders Power saws
Power screwguns Precision levels Profile grinders
Profile molders Protective ear plugs Putty knives
Quick-release clamps Radial arm saws Radial drills
Random orbital sanders Reciprocating saws Rip saws
Roughing gouges Saber saws Safety glasses
Safety goggles Scrapers Scribers
Scroll saws Set squares Shapers
Single spindle drill presses Skew chisels Slide calipers
Sliding panel saws Sliding table saws Smooth planes
Spindle shapers Spokeshaves Spring clamps
Staple guns Steel rules Straight screwdrivers
T-bevels T-squares Table routers
Table saws Templates Tenon saws
Tenoners Thickness planers Tool sharpeners
Trammel points Utility knives Veneer saws
Viscosity cups Water wheels Wedge clamps
Wide belt sanders Wood files Wood lathes

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