Finished Stock Inspector

Inspect completed furniture for defects.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Finished Stock Inspectors do?

Inspects completed furniture for defects in finish, construction, or upholstery, to ensure conformance with manufacturing standards: Verifies color, pattern, and grade of upholstery, using ticket specifications and shop orders. Inspects upholstery cover for rips in fabric or seams. Feels upholstery padding to determine if padding conforms to specified degree of firmness. Examines wooden surfaces for defects in assembly, wood, or finish. Marks defects with tape. Removes wrinkles, using hand steamer and soil marks, using cleaning fluid. May stamp or mark furniture to indicate acception or rejection. May repair minor defects in finish, using heated blade, wax, lacquer, and stain stick. May be designated according to inspection performed as Finish Inspector; or product inspected as Chair Inspector; Radio-And-Television-Cabinet Inspector; Sofa Inspector.


Should I be a Finished Stock Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Finished-Goods Inspector, Finished-Wire Inspector, Inspector, Finished Machines and Bundles

    How to become a Finished Stock Inspector

    Most Finished Stock Inspectors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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