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Furniture finishers finish new wood or metal furniture to specified colour and finish. They are employed in furniture manufacturing plants, retail furniture stores or refinishing and repair shops. Furniture refinishers refinish repaired, used or old furniture. They are employed in furniture refinishing and repair shops or they may be self-employed.
finishing machine operator, furniture finisher, furniture polisher, furniture refinisher, furniture stainer, furniture stripper, touch-up person – furniture finishing, trimmer – furniture finishing, wash-off operator – furniture finishing, wood finisher.
- Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
- Stain or finish wood to specified colour with stains, paints or other materials using brush or spray gun
- Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
- Apply lacquer or other sealers
- Decorate wood surfaces or mark surfaces to create antique or other effects using hand and power tools
- Clean and polish furniture
- Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials.
- Strip old finish from wood surfaces using steel wool, sandpaper and solvents
- Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
- Match colours to obtain original finish and apply appropriate finish to stripped wood
- Polish and wax refinished surfaces
- Sand or grind metal surfaces to prepare for coating, and paint metal surfaces using electrostatic method, spray gun or other painting equipment
- Make minor repairs to furniture
- May perform duties of furniture finisher.
Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in Laurentides Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Laurentides region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Construction of Résident Vallée de la Rouge in Huberdeau, an establishment for seniors faced with a loss of independence, has begun recently. This residence of more than $5M will replace the current building and will open by spring 2014. (available in French only)
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- In the context of restructuring, restaurant chain Le Commensal has announced the shutdown of 3 of its 8 branches, which includes that of Boisbriand (available in French only)
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Due to the demographic explosion in the Laurentides, the ministère de l'Éducation du Québec has announced an investment of nearly $15M to enlarge and renovate the facilities of the CEGEP de St-Jérôme and increase its capacity (available in French only)
- The CEGEP de St-Jérôme recently opened the Neurones et papilles restaurant, part of the new Gestion d'un établissement de restauration program that will welcome about thirty students after an investment of more than $2.4M (available in French only)
- The Lac Carling resort in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge has announced its closure, causing more than 80 people to lose their jobs (available in French only)
- The municipality of Saint-Colomban has announced the construction of a community centre worth nearly $2M, which will be home to a dozen organizations. The building, which will have a meeting room and an outdoor space for shows, will open in October 2013. (available in French only)
- Le Finlandais spa has announced the start of reconstruction work following a fire in April. The facility in Rosemère, which employs 150 people, will invest $2.5 million to enlarge its installations and will open in August 2013. (available in French only)
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- FACC Solutions Canada, Inc., a company specializing in the development and production of aircraft interiors, plans to hire a dozen engineers and project leaders in Saint-Eustace. The company currently has 34 employees. (available in French only)
- The Tricentris sorting centre started construction on a factory in Lachute that will micronize recycled glass. The factory, a $10 million project, will open in October 2013 and will create a dozen jobs. (available in French only)
- The Sûreté du Québec recently inaugurated its new police station in the Antoine-Labelle regional county municipality in Mont-Laurier after having invested $5.3M. This establishment relies on a staff of 60 people, including 53 police officers. (available in French only)
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