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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 Nord-du-Québec 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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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Hydro-Québec has invested in power plant Robert-Bourassa, located in James Bay, and 150 workers will be added to its staff during summer (available in French only)
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Following an investment of $159M, Xstrata Nickel has announced the opening of the Bracemac-Macleod mine in Matagami, creating 260 jobs (available in French only)
- Ressources Strateco eliminated approximately 100 jobs in Nord-du-Québec (available in French only)
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- The gouvernement du Québec will invest $868M in the next five years for the development of infrastructures in Northern Québec (available in French only)
- Job Nord Québec helps job seekers and employers to meet their needs for the Nord-du-Québec region (available in French only)
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- Since April 15, Mistissini has its own Tim Hortons restaurant, which led to the creation of at least 20 jobs (available in French only)
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