CABINETMAKER (OR MILLWORKER)
Cabinetmakers, or Millworkers as they are sometimes
called, are the skilled men and women who manufacture, assemble and install
cabinets, counter tops, commercial store fixtures, convention and show
displays, and architectural millwork. They are also responsible for the
fabrication of staircases, windows, doors and furniture. The vast
majority of these products are composed of wood, but cabinetmakers also
utilize plastic, metals, glass, laminates such as Formica® and Nevamar®,
and solid surface materials such as Corian®, Gibralter®, and Avonite®.
Most of the work is performed in the shop, but job-site installations are
are 800 hours of classroom and shop instruction during the four-year instruction
during the four-year term of Apprenticeship.
Shop Instruction for Cabinetmakers includes:
Hand Tools, Portable
and Stationary Power Tools, which includes the following: Grinding Wheels,
Belt Sander, Random Orbital Sander, Biscuit Joiner, Router, Table Saw,
Radial-Arm Saw, Band Saw, Jointer, Planer, Shaper, Molder, Sanding Machine,
Lathe, Tenoner, Mortiser, Drill Press, and Overhead Router. Apprentices
learn: how to mill their material from rough lumber to produce a finished
wood product; to efficiently cut sheet goods like plywood and flakeboard;
to cut and work with laminates and solid surface materials; to make wood
moldings; to lay out and machine their jobs and use the proper joinery;
to assemble cabinets and counter tops and to apply finish to their products.
The school recently purchased a computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine
and there is extensive shop, as well as classroom training in the use of
Classroom Instruction includes: Union History, Safety, Mathematics
Related to the Trade, Drawing,Blueprint Reading, Material Take-Off, Estimation,
Trade Theory, and Computer Training. The curriculum also includes instruction
for the use of more advanced machinery that is being utilized in our industry.
This includes the new SCM® CNC machine and it's software applications,
Panel Saws, Edgebanders and Drilling Machine. We have recently obtained
Giben® panel saw software and we train our apprentices in it's use.
OSHA 10 and Process Safety Management Certification
Standard First Aid and CPR Certification, Power-Actuated Tool Certification,
and Solid Surface Certification.
and Fourth Year Apprentices are also eligible to take some Journeyperson