Furniture installers are generally responsible for loading and unloading trucks of small and large pieces of furniture. Other duties vary depending on the employer, and many furniture installers also paint, assemble, and dissemble furniture. They are also responsible for placing new orders of furniture that is needed for clients, as well as delivering and installing furniture, office systems, shelves, and parts of cubicles.
Communication skills are important in this position, as furniture installers are in constant contact with clients regarding their orders, how the client wants furniture installed, and when they want installation to take place. These orders can be very specific, and the furniture installer must ensure that all requests are met as they were given in their original state.
A high school diploma may be a minimum requirement for this position, and employers may prefer those who also have two or more years of experience with furniture. Reliable transportation to and from delivery sites may also be required, while some companies offer a company vehicle or truck.
Furniture Installer Tasks
Read, understand and work from complex blueprints.
Assemble and install furniture efficiently and according to manufactures recommended procedures; correctly operate a variety of trade tools, I.E. screwdriver, drill, wrench.
Deliver heavy disassembled furniture items from store or warehouse to client’s desired location.
Relay any issues to management, such as damage to furniture, client property, or installation problems.