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Shop Finisher

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Since 1977 Gem Cabinets has been meeting the cabinetry needs of homeowners in Edmonton and surrounding areas, and now Gem is growing again!  As a locally owned and operated family business Gem prides itself on its culture of taking care of its people.  Whether that is our customers that we work hard for every day, or our employees that make what we do possible, people are at the centre of everything we do.  As part of our recent growth, we are looking to expand our dynamic team, and we are looking for someone with a particular set of skills.


As a crucial contributor in the final stages of product completion, the Finisher ensures top-notch quality while strictly adhering to safety protocols. This role involves the precise mixing and application of finishing materials, meticulous visual inspections, accurate paperwork completion, and the maintenance of tools and equipment in compliance with safety standards. Operating in a dynamic yet casual work environment, the Finisher significantly influences customer satisfaction by consistently producing high-quality work efficiently.



·        Finish a diverse range of items to meet project deadlines, maintaining high quality and adhering to safety practices.

·        Read, interpret, and verify paperwork for accuracy, seeking clarification when necessary.

·        Conduct visual inspections to guarantee the finished product meets or exceeds expectations.

·        Expertly mix ingredients for finishing items.

·        Apply finishing materials to items.

·        Complete paperwork with precision.

·        Promptly inform Shop Foreman and/or Shop Inspector of any projects falling short of quality or time requirements.

·        Set up and sustain tools and equipment in accordance with safety practices and procedures.

·        Perform daily maintenance and upkeep of the workbench and designated areas.

·        Conduct weekly scheduled inspections and maintenance checklists on designated equipment.

·        Request necessary equipment and supplies for identified tasks.

·        Identify and propose enhancements to the Shop manual’s acquired knowledge.

·        Attend daily toolbox and monthly safety meetings.


·        Minimum 2 years finishing experience.

·        High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

·        Thorough knowledge of standard methods, equipment, materials, and practices in the cabinet finishing trade.

·        Proficient in mixing ingredients to achieve specified color/shade and match existing finishes.

·        Expertise in applying primer, topcoat paint, stain, and wiped or spray-applied coatings, with the ability to mix or match.

·        Strong mathematical aptitude.

·        Familiarity with cabinet manufacturing processes.

·        Quick learner with logical thinking and an understanding of abstract relationships.

·        Proficient in project planning and management.

·        Skilled in reading, interpreting, and composing work orders.

·        Flexibility to collaborate with others and operate equipment using various processes.

·        Outstanding interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with a diverse range of individuals.

·        Capable of performing consistently under pressure.

·        Meticulously detail-oriented and focused.

·        Can function amidst interruptions and meet deadlines consistently.

·        Exceptional record-keeping abilities.

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

·        Demonstrates consistent follow-up on tasks and items.


Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $24.00 – $27.00

Benefits: Dental Care, Vision Care, Extended Health Care, Company Events, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Life Insurance, On-Site Parking, Paid Time Off

To apply for this job email your details to hr@gemcabinets.com

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