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Timber Product Fabricator

Timber Product Fabricator

Careers Profile

As a Timber Product Fabricator you'll contribute to the environment by producing one of the world's most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.

You'll be working in a manufacturing environment as a team assembling timber products – such as structural trusses and framing for houses and other buildings.

Depending on you and your employer, you may have the opportunity to become a foreman, leading the production team.


Your role will vary according to the position, and you’ll usually have the opportunity to learn more than one role.

Your working day could include:

  • Timber picking

  • Cutting – using computerised saws

  • Assembling timber in a jig

  • Pressing nail plates to make trusses and frames

  • Bundling, loading and dispatching orders.


You will be responsible for producing a quality product to specification, performing your role in the manufacturing team and working safely at all times.

Ideal Attributes

You’ll be comfortable reading and writing and enjoy doing practical, manual work in a team environment.

A high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety is essential.


Typically, starting a timber product fabricator job requires some secondary education. On the job and offsite training can broaden and improve your skills and career.

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers are timber product manufacturers.