On the Job
Furniture Finishers shape, finish, and re-finish damaged or worn furniture. They may also finish new furniture.
This career requires good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
- Select production input materials.
- Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products.
- Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces.
- Remove accessories, tools, or other parts from equipment.
- Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces.
- Clean workpieces or finished products.
- Mix ingredients to create specific finishes.
- Confer with customers or designers to determine order specifications.
- Operate grinding equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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