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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.
Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Langley, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, White Rock, Gibsons, Mission, Aldergrove, Brunswick Beach, Crescent, Crescent Beach, Cultus Lake, Elgin, Fort Langley, Grandview, Lions Bay, McMillan Island, Ocean Park, South Surrey, Sunnyside, Willoughby
Outlook & Prospects for Furniture Finishers and Refinishers in Lower Mainland - Southwest 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 NewsWeek of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014
- A new restaurant, Pizza Fabrika, recently opened in Vancouver's West End
- The $100M Monaco high-rise development in Abbotsford is slated to begin construction in September with completion in 2017
- Miracle Ear, a hearing-aid company, recently opened two new locations in Guilford and South Surrey
- The BC health ministry has announced an additional $60M in funding over the next two years in the Fraser Health region. The money is expected to help improve the quality and safety of patient care.
- Abbotsford will be hosting the Fraser Valley Economic Summit in September. The summit will build on the 2012 Economic Symposium and focus on the economic opportunities that are unique to small and medium-sized businesses.
- Wally's Burgers will operate the concession stand at Westminster Pier Park. This will be the second location for Wally's Burgers, which also operates at River Market.
- For Real Food Mart recently hired 300 staff for its new 80,000 sq.-ft. Asian supermarket, located in Richmond
- South Surrey's Zellers at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre will close at the end of August. A new tenant for the location has not been announced.
- The Vancouver Aquarium has opened its $45M expansion. The 5,100 square-metre expansion is the first of three phases of revitalization of the facility.
- A new Shoppers Drug Mart has opened in Langley. This is the fourth new Shoppers Drug Mart to open in the area, following new stores in Murrayville, Willoughby, and Brookswood.
- Calgary-based Xortx Pharma Corp, a biotech company focused on hypertension and diabetes, is relocating to Vancouver. The company is hoping to fund clinical trials by raising $6-9M through a reverse takeover.
- EcoDairy, an interactive agriculture project, has reopened in partnership with Science World. The Abbotsford-based facility is aiming to promote education in agriculture science and technology.
- Sticky¿s Candy, a new candy and ice cream store, recently opened in South Surrey
- Several yoga studios in the Lower Mainland have recently shut down, including locations in North Vancouver, downtown Vancouver and Burnaby. However, YYoga, a corporately owned studio, has announced a new location in West Vancouver.
- The City of Vancouver has opened its new $100M water treatment plant. The plant uses ultraviolet filtration on 370M litres of water per day, which represents one-third of the water used in the city.
- Over 70 English second language (ESL) teachers at Vancouver Community College are expecting to be laid off in December 2014 when the college reduces its ESL program
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