Skills Furniture Refinishing Varnisher in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "furniture refinishing varnisher" was moved from the group Furniture finishers and refinishers (NOC 9534) to the group Furniture and fixture assemblers, finishers, refinishers and inspectors (NOC 94210).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a furniture refinishing varnisher in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Furniture finishers and refinishers (NOC 94210).

Tasks

  • Set up and operate finishing machines or finish furniture by hand
  • Stain or finish wood to specified colour
  • Apply toners, highlights, glazes or shaders to obtain desired finish
  • Apply lacquer or other sealers
  • Decorate wood surfaces
  • Clean, polish and wax furniture
  • Sand metal furniture to prepare for finish and spray with paint or other materials
  • Strip old finish from wood surface
  • Smooth gouges with wood filler and sand wood
  • Make minor repairs to furniture

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Operating and Repairing Equipment, Machinery and Vehicles Help -
    • Mechanical Installing, Maintaining and Repairing
    • Operating Mobile Equipment
    • Operating Stationary Industrial Equipment
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Building Help -
    • Constructing
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Restoring and Repairing

    Knowledge

  • Manufacturing and Production Help -
    • Processing and Production
    • Food Production and Agriculture
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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