Chatham-Kent ON

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

Our client specializing in furniture manufacturing is looking to hire a Finishing Technician.


  • Possess beginner to advanced knowledge of finishing work stations.

  • Sand, trim, scrape, deburr clean or polish objects or parts to correct defects or to prepare surfaces for further finishing, using hand tools and power tools.

  • Knowledge of safe operation of general hand and air tools.

  • Knowledge of safe general operations of machinery and equipment.

  • Measure and mark objects or parts to ensure sanding and polishing standards are met.

  • Apply lacquer, clear coats and finishes to finished product surfaces, ensuring consistent application and coverage (applied by hand and/or spray equipment).

  • Repair/prepare surface between coats for additional finishing.

  • Verify quality of finished products by inspecting, comparing to templates and/or measuring dimensions, for high quality, clear and consistent finished result.

  • Perform basic preventative maintenance on equipment and machinery, as needed.

  • Document and report defects, errors and discrepancies for repair.

  • Material management (i.e., documentation of products or materials low or missing).

  • Work in compliance with all administrative and health and safety policies and procedures, as per legislative requirements and as outlined in Company policies.

  • Assist in other departments as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to work in a quality, results driven and fast paced work environment.

  • Ability to work in hot and humid and cold work environments.

  • Physically demanding tasks (i.e., lifting, bending and standing for long periods of time).

  • Interaction with and/or movement of chemicals within the finishing department.

  • Ability to work extended hours or weekends when required to meet production demands.

  • Participate in compulsory training as deemed necessary for the role.

  • CSA steel toed construction grade safety shoes in production area.

  • Means of daily/reliable transportation.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent experience.

  • Extensive vocational, technical wood-working, surface preparation, finishing and cabinetry training and/or experience, trade certification or education in woodworking preferred.

  • Ability to understand and interpret engineering and technical drawings, as well as other written instructions and design specifications.

  • Strong mathematical knowledge.

  • Ability to read and take accurate measurements and finish materials to a high level of quality and precision.

  • High level attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under pressure, while maintaining speed and accuracy to ensure daily production requirements are met.

  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills.

  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification an asset.

  • Valid transportation of dangerous goods certification an asset.

  • Valid Joint Health and Safety Committee certification an asset.