Cabinet Foreman Duties
Performs supervisory responsibilities for managing a skilled
cabinet shop where individuals handle the construction,
refinishing, repair, and installation of tables, desks,
cabinets, chairs, shelving, bookcases, and other related work.
This individual is also responsible for the supervision of the
floor covering installers and the locksmiths.
This individual is responsible for planning, supervising, and
assigning the work of employees engaged in carpentry and cabinet
work for all types of wooden furniture and equipment. Work also
includes personal participation as a master craftsman.
Assignments are received in writing and with attached drawings
or blue prints. Work is performed under general direction of an
administrative superior and is reviewed through discussions and
inspection of completed work.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Plans, lays out, and supervises all work of the cabinet shop;
advises carpenters on solution of problems relating to cabinet
making and carpentry repairs.
Assigns subordinate personnel to work details and inspects work
in progress and upon completion to insure that it meets required
standards; inspects items reported to be in need of repair;
estimates time, materials, and costs for work to be built,
repaired, and refinished.
Supervises and participates in the construction, installation,
refinishing, and repairs of cabinets, desks, tables, shelves,
and the other articles of furniture; lays out outline and
dimensions on lumber stock according to drawing and blue print
designs and specifications.
Supervises the operation and maintenance of woodworking machines
including table saws, planers, jointers, wood lathes, drill
presses, and other machines and tools used to cut, shape, and
assemble parts from stock.
Estimates construction costs.
Maintains records and reports material, labor, and time costs;
requisitions supplies, materials, tools, and equipment.
Recruits and trains personnel in the safe operation of equipment
Enforces safety regulations, rules, and working conditions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED; 5 years of related experience
including supervisory or lead experience and considerable
experience as a journeyman cabinet maker or any equivalent
combination of training and experience. Excellent communication
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the standard methods, equipment,
materials, tools, and practices of the cabinet making trade.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety
precautions of the construction trades.
Ability to effectively supervise skilled workers.
Ability to interpret and work from penciled sketches, drawings,
plans, and blue prints.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with employees and other university personnel.
Ability to make and project material and labor estimates.
Ability to communicate and coordinate with superiors,
subordinates, vendors and university personnel.
Skill in the use and care of standard tools and equipment of the
carpentry, cabinet making, and woodworking trades.