Furniture Finishers:

Shape, finish, and refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $29,560.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,342
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Following Directions
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Don/Doff industrial, production, or manufacturing related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces
Shape construction materials such as wood
Assemble/Disassemble furniture for installation, finishing, or repair
Build cabinets or related interior wood fixtures
Perform installation or removal of equipment accessories or tools
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Cut construction material

Performing General Physical Activities

Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Finish floor, furniture, or related wood surfaces
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Clean workpieces or finished products
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection


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