Stock Parts Inspector

Inspect furniture parts for defects and repairs defective parts.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stock Parts Inspectors do?

Inspects furniture parts for defects and repairs defective parts: Examines furniture parts, such as table and cabinet tops, end panels, and furniture legs for knot holes, cracks, splits, scratches, raised veneer, and defective sanding. Selects filler to match color, type, and species of stock piece, and fills cracks, holes, and dents with filler, using putty knife. Places electric iron on repaired wood defect to dry filler. Smooths rough places with sandpaper and hand plane. Verifies pieces inspected against cutting orders. Orders replacement parts, indicating number of pieces needed, pattern number, and dimensions. May cut out defects, using portable electric saw or knife, and glue patch for patch strips in cutout area. May fill splits with glue and clamp stock for specified time to allow glue to dry.


Should I be a Stock Parts Inspector?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Inspector, Sheet Metal Parts, Seat-Pack Inspector

    How to become a Stock Parts Inspector

    Most Stock Parts 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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