Furniture technician (manufacturing) - Salary and Career
Furniture Technicians

Furniture technician (manufacturing) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They define projects and build furniture and frames, select materials, supplies and accessories, prepare, regulate and monitor maintenance of machines, equipment and tools, monitor the production process, master techniques and technology of machines and production equipment, including cad/cam, cnc and cim, carry out measurement and control activities, using knowledge about different materials, used in the different stages of the production process (cutting, machining, assembly, surface treatment and finishing), implement process improvements and provide technical assistance.

How much does an Furniture technician (manufacturing) earn

A Furniture technician (manufacturing) earns between $1.328 and $3.677 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.902 and a median salary of $1.733 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 266 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Furniture technician (manufacturing)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.902 22.829 476 9
1º Quartile 1.328 15.934 332 6
Median Salary 1.733 20.796 433 8
3º Quartile 2.804 33.654 701 13
Higher Salary 3.677 44.128 919 17


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • other intermediate level technicians in physical, chemical, engineering sciences
        • furniture technicians

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Main workplaces

Furniture Technicians they work in the manufacture of furniture and wooden frames, in civil construction, in research and development institutes and departments. They are employees with a formal contract and are organized as a team, under occasional supervision. Their workplace is closed environments and daytime hours. Eventually, they are exposed to toxic materials, loud noise and dust.


What does it take to work in the field of Furniture Technicians

Entry into this occupation requires a high school technical education in furniture, or a complete high school course followed by qualification courses. The full performance of activities occurs after one or two years of experience. It is desirable that professional training include, in addition to conventional production technology, components of the history of art and furniture, notions of geometry, technical drawing, informatics applied to computerized machining centers, cad and cim, practice in the context of training and internship in the context of work.


Functions and activities of Furniture technician (manufacturing)

Furniture Technicians must:

  • select materials, inputs and accessories;
  • designing furniture;
  • monitor production process;
  • prepare machinery, equipment and tools;
  • design furniture;
  • prepare machines, equipment and tools;
  • provide technical assistance;
  • perform measurement and control activities;
  • build furniture and frames;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • provide service;
  • implement process improvements;

  • Activities

    • apply quality tools;
    • define materials and accessories;
    • monitor maintenance of machinery, equipment and tools;
    • perform tests with paints, varnishes, sealers and adhesives;
    • inspect packaging, materials and products;
    • evaluate production development;
    • measure viscosity, weight and density of paints, varnishes and adhesives;
    • accept changes;
    • draw schematic for furniture assembly;
    • make furniture and frames components;
    • work in compliance with safety standards;
    • identify new technologies and production methods;
    • perform technical calculations;
    • suggest equipment acquisition;
    • research new technologies and materials;
    • adjust machines, equipment and tools;
    • act with professional ethics;
    • interpret chemical and physical analysis reports of materials and finished products;
    • control furniture dimensions;
    • employing technical standards;
    • supervise prototype construction;
    • acting effectively;
    • demonstrate leadership;
    • exchange parts or accessories;
    • request product replacement;
    • fill in control sheets;
    • demonstrate a positive image;
    • perform technical visits;
    • communicate clearly and objectively;
    • give customer technical support;
    • prepare templates and molds;
    • adapt design to production line;
    • work as a team;
    • evaluate cost/benefit ratio of materials, accessories and inputs;
    • adapt layout;
    • control the wood drying process;
    • inspect furniture assemblies;
    • test new technologies and materials;
    • perform surface finishing;
    • update in the profession;
    • require staff training;
    • develop packaging for furniture;
    • demonstrate a sense of evaluation;
    • monitor transportation and storage of the finished product;
    • distinguish process flaws;
    • define steps for furniture production;
    • interpret drawings;
    • apply stress tests on the product;
    • measure wood moisture;
    • write technical reports;
    • develop programs for cnc machines;
    • inspect product quality;
    • adjust parts or accessories;
    • participate in the personnel training process;
    • estimate product costs;
    • propose product improvements;
    • solve technical problems;
    • participate in technical discussions;
    • inspect storage of materials and supplies;
    • make decisions;
    • create furniture sketches;
    • evaluate the quality of materials, accessories and supplies;
    • identify product defects;
    • adjust jigs and molds;
    • monitor the execution of production steps;
    • operate machinery and equipment;
    • assemble furniture and frames;
    • list materials and accessories for furniture assembly;
    • analyze production order;
    • measure gloss, adhesion and hardness of paints, sealers and varnishes;
    • work in an organized manner;
    • elaborate furniture drawings for production;
    • fix accessories;
    • acting with initiative;
    • analyze trends and market needs;
    • request maintenance of machinery, equipment and tools;
    • plan phases of project development;


    Sectors that hire Furniture technician (manufacturing) the most in the job market

    • manufacture of furniture with predominance of wood
    • furniture retail trade
    • furniture item repair
    • furniture assembly services of any material
    • manufacture of metal frames
    • combined building support services
    • installation of doors, windows, ceilings, partitions and built-in cabinets of any material
    • manufacture of furniture with predominant metal
    • combined office and administrative support services
    • commercial representatives and agents for the commerce of appliances, furniture and household items




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