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Title

Finisher 

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Description

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

Reports to: Production Manager

Manages: Furniture finishing/refinishing duties assigned.

FLSA: Hourly Non-Exempt (hourly rate plus overtime). Standard company benefits outlined in Employee Handbook.

Education/Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3-5 years proven finishing experience.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors or shades
  • Brush, spray, or hand-rub finishing ingredients, such as paint, oil, stain, or wax, onto and into wood grain and apply lacquer or other sealers.
  • Smooth, shape, and touch up surfaces to prepare them for finishing, using sandpaper, pumice stones, steel wool, chisels, sanders, or grinders.
  • Select appropriate finishing ingredients such as paint, stain, lacquer, shellac, or varnish, depending on factors such as wood hardness and surface type.
  • Fill and smooth cracks or depressions, remove marks and imperfections, and repair broken parts, using plastic or wood putty, glue, nails, or screws.
  • Distress surfaces with woodworking tools or abrasives before staining to create an antique appearance or rub surfaces to bring out highlights and shadings.
  • Examine furniture to determine the extent of damage or deterioration, and to decide on the best method for repair or restoration.
  • Recommend woods, colors, finishes, and furniture styles, using knowledge of wood products, fashions, and styles.
  • Remove old finishes and damaged or deteriorated parts, using hand tools, stripping tools, sandpaper, steel wool, abrasives, solvents, or dip baths.
  • Follow blueprints to produce specific designs.
  • Disassemble items to prepare them for finishing, using hand tools.
  • Wash surfaces to prepare them for finish application.
  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to finishing processes or substances.
  • Treat warped or stained surfaces to restore original contours and colors.
  • Constantly update job knowledge.
  • Establish effective working relationships with internal and external customers. Maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications as may be required and/or assigned as necessary by the Production Manager or management to enhance the role of this position or to provide you with opportunities to grow within the company.
  • Operates standard office equipment: fax, copier, scanner, computer.

Skills/Attributes Required:

  • Self-Starter - Highly motivated self-starter with results orientation to complete tasks within time frame set.
  • Stress Management - Ability to work calmly under pressure. Able to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline orientated environment.
  • Decision Maker - Able to weigh the risks and make critical prioritization decisions.
  • Conflict Resolution - Able to defuse and resolve potential customer/company disagreements, misunderstandings, varying opinions, personality conflicts or misunderstandings. Able to empathize with customer needs and recognize the effect on accounts; prepare correction documents as required.
  • Accuracy & Attention to Detail - Paying close attention to detail and being accurate is imperative.
  • Communicator - English language with good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate and interact effectively in English with customers, sales, management, staff, suppliers, and production personnel.
  • Teamwork - Able to work with others in the form of a team and in a friendly manner. Clear understanding of the Company's policies and standards of behavior. Follows all safety rules and guidelines.
  • Time Management - Able to plan ahead to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner. Plans and organizes a personal daily work routine.
  • Results Oriented - Driven to help achieve operational and budget goals.
  • Reliability & Trustworthiness - Realizes the importance of external and internal customer service. Always ensure that what is promised, is carried out.
  • Planner - Plans for future opportunities. Displays and encourages a planned approach to everyday work activities.
  • Honest - Displays a straight and honest approach to directors, customers, vendors, contractors and staff.
  • Learner - Able to learn new tasks and skills to enhance performance in current position. Able to quickly master essential job required software programs.
  • Physical Capabilities - Ability to sit, stand &/or walk for long periods of time, if required. Able to bend, kneel, stoop, lift and carry. Able to lift up to 40 lbs. unassisted.
 
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Location Kent Facility  
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