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Job Description:

  • 1) Designs furniture for manufacture, according to knowledge of design trends, offerings of competition, production costs, capability of production facilities, and characteristics of company's market: Confers with production, design, and sales personnel to obtain design suggestions and customer orders.

  • 2) Evaluates orders and proposals to determine feasibility of producing item.

  • 3) Sketches freehand design of article.

  • 4) Obtains approval from customer, design committee, or authorized company officials, and originates scale or full size drawing, using drawing instruments.

  • 5) Prepares itemized production requirements to produce item.

  • 6) Traces drawing on material for use in production of blueprints, using drawing instruments.

  • 7) Prepares or directs preparation of blueprints containing manufacturing specifications, such as dimensions, kind of wood, and upholstery fabrics to be used in manufacturing article.

  • 8) Attends staff conference with plant personnel to explain and resolve production requirements.

  • 9) May design and prepare detailed drawings of jigs, fixtures, forms, or tools required to be used in production.

  • 10) May plan modifications for completed furniture to conform to changes in design trends and increase customer acceptance.

  • 11) May design custom pieces or styles according to specific period or country.

  • 12) May build or oversee construction of models or prototypes.

  • 13) May design fixtures and equipment, such as counters and display cases, and be designated Fixture Designer.




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Job Number: 4371