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Your profession: Wood mechanic (m/f)

Professional activities

  • Wood mechanics specialising in the production of construction elements, wooden packing materials and frames manufacture items such as staircase, window and door components, wooden packing materials, picture frames, mirror frames and mirror mouldings.
  • Wood mechanics specialising in the production of furniture and interior fittings process wood and wood materials to manufacture items such as furniture and shop fittings.
  • Wood mechanics specialising in the installation of interior fittings and construction elements join individual components and systems together. They assemble construction elements and interior fittings, install electrical appliances and carry out further tasks such as connecting up water supplies and ventilation systems.

Fields of work

Possible places or areas of employment for wood mechanics include the following,

  • Furniture manufacturers
  • Companies which install and assemble shop fittings, extension elements or furniture systems
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Companies in the profiles and frames industry
  • Wood construction
  • Interior decoration companies
  • Manufacturers of kitchens, construction elements or prefabricated components made of wood
The professional profiles are based on information from berufenet at the Federal Employment Agency and BIBB (Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training).