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9224 – Supervisors, furniture and fixtures manufacturing

Supervisors in furniture and fixtures manufacturing supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who manufacture furniture and fixtures made of wood or other materials. They are employed in furniture and fixtures manufacturing establishments.


Example titles

  • Desk assembly foreman/woman
  • Furniture and fixtures manufacturing supervisor
  • Furniture assembly foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • Furniture finishers supervisor
  • Laminating foreman/woman
  • Woodworking machine operators foreman/woman - furniture and fixtures manufacturing
  • Woodworking machine operators supervisor - furniture and fixtures manufacturing

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who assemble furniture and fixtures of any materials, operate woodworking machines and finish furniture to specified colour or finish
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policy
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience as a furniture and fixture assembler, woodworking machine operator, cabinetmaker or furniture finisher, is usually required.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 - Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
B - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
92 - Processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors and central control operators
Minor group
922 - Supervisors, assembly and fabrication
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