Newton, NC 28658
Furniture assemblers fit and attach pieces and elements of various furniture products together, usually working within a factory or as part of an assembly line. Typically, furniture assemblers work in teams in which each member is responsible for one or more components of the finished piece to speed up the assembly process, although furniture assemblers who work with custom-built pieces may be responsible for the entire assembly process.
Many furniture assemblers also assist with furniture assembly and completion by applying stain and varnish to wooden pieces, stapling or sewing fabric upholstery, and making small repairs to eliminate defects. They may also help prepare furniture for transport and delivery to customers by packing and loading finished projects.
Furniture Assembler Duties and Responsibilities
A furniture assembler’ s specific duties can vary based on whether they work on an assembly line or within a smaller furniture shop, but many of the core responsibilities remain the same.
Must have atleast one year of furniture assembly required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
Assemble Furniture Components
The primary responsibility of a furniture assembler is using both hand and power tools to join components of a furniture piece together. Depending on the specific piece, this process can include building a frame for a bed, attaching hardware to pieces like dressers, and affixing cushioning materials to headboards and foot boards.
Apply Finishing Materials
Furniture assemblers apply finishing materials to furniture pieces. For wood pieces, this can mean manually or mechanically applying stain, varnish, and gloss. Furniture assemblers working on upholstered pieces attach fabric using glue and staples.
an issue, furniture assemblers may also take steps to resolve it without delaying the assembly process.
Maintain Warehouse and Plant Safety
Throughout the assembly process, furniture assemblers maintain a high level of workplace safety. Because this role can involve both heavy machinery and hazardous chemicals, furniture assemblers must follow proper safety procedures and wear protective gear. They also need to maintain clean work spaces, quickly dispose of wood scraps, and clean up spilled stain or varnish. In this aspect of the job, furniture assemblers may also need to write and submit incident reports if accidents occur.
Prepare Furniture Pieces for Transport
In many factories, furniture assemblers also help pack and load completed furniture pieces for transport to retail spaces or customers. This can involve wrapping pieces in protective plastic to prevent damage to upholstery, removing and packing breakable elements of the furniture piece that will be attached on delivery, and loading furniture onto pallets or trucks using forklifts and hand trucks.