Top Wood Finisher Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Wood Finisher. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Wood Finisher resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.8% of Wood Finisher resumes contained Aircraft Furniture as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Wood Finisher actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Wood Finisher resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Aircraft Furniture

high Demand
Here's how Aircraft Furniture is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Perform complex high quality repairs and polishing to finished surfaces of aircraft furniture in the shop and on-board aircraft.

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2. Kitchen Cabinets

high Demand
Here's how Kitchen Cabinets is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Assist in installing kitchen cabinets and furniture and restoring damaged cabinets and furniture.
  • Apply finishes to manufactured kitchen cabinets
  • Loaded and unloaded kitchen cabinets, doors, trims, custom work for shipping.
  • Mix and match custom colors for furniture, kitchen cabinets, and other wood products.

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3. Customer Samples

high Demand
Here's how Customer Samples is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Worked directly under the lead person, doing customer samples, getting it ready to mail and get job approval.

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4. Hand Tools

high Demand
Here's how Hand Tools is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Disassembled items and prepared them for finishing using hand tools.
  • Installed hardware, such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls, using hand tools.
  • Use hand tools , power tools , to prepare various wood components for shipment.
  • Selected chisels, gouges, files and other hand tools and determined sequence of their use according to intricacy of design.
  • Machine operating, using various hand tools, and finishing are just a few of the daily tasks I perform.
  • Shaped or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.

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5. Steel Wool

high Demand
Here's how Steel Wool is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Perform final touch-ups with sandpaper and steel wool.
  • Remove old finish from surfaces, using steel wool, sandpaper, or solvent and putty knife.
  • Removed old damaged and deteriorated parts stripping tools, sand paper, and steel wool.

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6. Finish Ingredients

average Demand
Here's how Finish Ingredients is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Selected finish ingredients and mixed them by hand and machine to obtain specified color or shade and to match existing finish.
  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors or shades.
  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain colors or shades requested by clients.
  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors or shades.
  • Mixed finish ingredients to obtain desired color and shade of existing finish.
  • Mix finish ingredients to obtain desired colors or shades.

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7. Different Types

average Demand
Here's how Different Types is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Operated micro machine for different types of micro fasteners
  • Worked with different types of table saws and also operated from hand sanding machines, to big industrial sanding machines.
  • Preheated raw metals in preparation for welding and bending, using different types of gas torches, and forges.
  • Learned to operate two different types of machinery, use a proper scale and how to package labels.
  • Cut to length using different types of saws.
  • Experience in mixing and apply various different types of paint coatings.

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8. Clear Coat

average Demand
Here's how Clear Coat is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Sprayed two part paint & clear coat as needed.
  • Stain, dye, and clear coat sprayer.
  • Apply primer, paint, and clear coat.
  • Job Responsibilities: Prep and sand cabinets for UV, sand cabinet for application of clear coat etc.
  • Job duties were to finish Wood Cabinets and doors with stain or paint or clear coat
  • Apply several coats of final stage clear coat application using HVLP spray guns.

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9. Job Site

average Demand
Here's how Job Site is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Cleaned job sites and removes debris after completion of work.
  • Performed regular job site observations to provide direction for all general contractor personnel.
  • Shovel Blacktop* Drive equipment onto the truck trailers, and drive trucks to transport machines and material to and from job sites
  • Key Responsibilities:* Unloading trucks and placing merchandise on pallets transporting merchandise across the job site with a fork lift.
  • Performed daily safety inspections on equipment, construction job sites, personal protective equipment, tools and company vehicle.
  • Load and unload trucks for delivery; in shop and on job sites.

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10. New High-Grade Furniture

average Demand
Here's how New High-Grade Furniture is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Finished new high-grade furniture to a specified color or finish for a Wood Furniture Gallery in Kingston.
  • Finish or refinish damaged, worn, or used furniture or new high-grade furniture to specified color or finish.

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11. Furniture Styles

average Demand
Here's how Furniture Styles is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Recommend woods, colors, finishes, and furniture styles, using knowledge of wood products, fashions, and styles.

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12. Excess Solvent

low Demand
Here's how Excess Solvent is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Removed excess solvent using paint thinner.
  • Remove excess solvent, using cloths soaked in paint thinner.

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13. Quality Standards

low Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Produced instructional material for a departmental training manual setting production and quality standards.
  • Maintained quality standards while exceeding daily productivity goals.
  • Job summary: Finishing work on windmill blades to the customers quality standards.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
  • Applied finishes to product and monitored for quality standards
  • Examine products to verify conformance to quality standards.

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14. Furniture Repair

low Demand
Here's how Furniture Repair is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Worked as a finisher in furniture repair and many other aspects of the furniture process

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15. Pressure Pot

low Demand
Here's how Pressure Pot is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Experienced making adjustments to gun settings and pressure pot equipment to maintain high quality standards.

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16. Band Saws

low Demand
Here's how Band Saws is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Used various power tools, including table saws, drills, band saws, drill presses, power staplers.
  • Operate large equipment such as rip saws, band saws, planers, and time savers.
  • Operate woodworking machines such as, multi lithe drill press, band saws, wood routers, and computer navigating cutters.

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17. Weekly Basis

low Demand
Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Clean filters in booths on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain spray equipment on weekly basis.

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18. Customer Service

low Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Demonstrated excellent customer service; answered questions and advised customers on merchandise selection.
  • Work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Maintain products while promoting customer service and quality product placement.
  • Created and maintained circulation database for customer service transactions.
  • Provided excellent customer service during installations.
  • Conform to the company s safety, environmental, and quality standards, and customer service policies and procedures.

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19. Mask Areas

low Demand
Here's how Mask Areas is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to fishing processes or substances.
  • Remove accessories prior to finishing, and mask areas that should not be exposed to finishing processes or substances.

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20. Furniture Colors

low Demand
Here's how Furniture Colors is used in Wood Finisher jobs:
  • Conferred with customers to determine furniture colors and/or finishes.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Wood Finisher

Aircraft Furniture26.8%
Kitchen Cabinets19.1%
Customer Samples15.7%
Hand Tools6%
Steel Wool3.8%
Finish Ingredients3.4%
Different Types3%
Clear Coat2.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Wood Finisher

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Aircraft Furniture
Aircraft Furniture
26.8%
26.8%
2
2
Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen Cabinets
19.1%
19.1%
3
3
Customer Samples
Customer Samples
15.7%
15.7%
4
4
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
6%
6%
5
5
Steel Wool
Steel Wool
3.8%
3.8%
6
6
Finish Ingredients
Finish Ingredients
3.4%
3.4%
7
7
Different Types
Different Types
3%
3%
8
8
Clear Coat
Clear Coat
2.6%
2.6%
9
9
Job Site
Job Site
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
New High-Grade Furniture
New High-Grade Furniture
2.1%
2.1%
11
11
Furniture Styles
Furniture Styles
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Excess Solvent
Excess Solvent
1.7%
1.7%
13
13
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.7%
1.7%
14
14
Furniture Repair
Furniture Repair
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Pressure Pot
Pressure Pot
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Band Saws
Band Saws
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Mask Areas
Mask Areas
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Furniture Colors
Furniture Colors
1.3%
1.3%

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