Furniture Maker resume example with 18+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

I have two years of woodworking experience. I spent about one year working for a Timber Frame company making interior millwork and timber frame components. I am currently working as a furniture maker for myself making high end custom tables, cabinets, chairs, shelving etc. My previous career background is in the automotive industry as a technician and a brief time as a manager.

  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Print Modeling
  • Blueprints and Plans
  • Work Orders
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quality Assurance Checks
  • Power Saws
  • Measurement and Calibration
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Time Management
  • Safe Equipment Operation
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Maintaining Clean Work Areas
Work History
04/2021 to Current
Furniture Maker Ed Napleton Automotive Group Plains, PA,
  • Currently design and build furniture with emphasis on quality of workmanship and materials.
  • Every step in the furniture making process is completed by myself from milling lumber to cutting joinery and applying the finish.
  • Create my own furniture plans and jigs and fixtures to aid in the construction of the piece.
  • Construct furniture with traditional joinery such as pegged mortise and tenon and hand cut dovetails.
  • Proficient with use of power tools and hand tools including: table saw, band saw, jointer, thickness planer, drum and wide belt sander, shaper, routers, lathe, hand saws, chisels, hand planes etc.
  • Became a juried member of the NH League of Craftsmen in November 2021.
06/2020 to 04/2021
Fixed Operations Director Elkay Manufacturing Co. Broadview, IL,
  • Teamed up with service and parts specialists in project planning and deliveries to achieve on-time and within budget completion.
  • Negotiated vendors contracts and delivery schedules.
  • Supervised mechanics, service advisors and parts personnel.
  • Directed fixed operations of 40-member group, driving services excellence, implementation of new programs and attainment of sales objectives in alignment with market trends.
  • Provided staff training, coaching and mentoring to effectively implement best practices and new policies or programs.
  • Monitored financial performance through daily reports.
  • Trained new employees on proper protocols and customer service standards.
  • Assisted in recruiting, hiring and training of team members.
  • Trained and guided team members to maintain high productivity and performance metrics.
  • Handled problematic customers and clients to assist lower-level employees and maintain excellent customer service.
  • Tracked employee attendance and punctuality, addressing repeat problems quickly to prevent long-term habits.
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of service department workspace, working closely with employees to systemize tasks.
08/2019 to 06/2020
Woodworker Hendrick Automotive Group Apex, NC,
  • Completed general finish work and sanding.
  • Measured and cut materials in adherence to schematic drawings.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of sanders, saws and routers.
  • Reviewed job specifications to determine necessary tools and materials.
  • Packaged finished products and facilitated shipment.
  • Constructed custom built designs according to specifications.
  • Set up and safely operated woodworking equipment, routers, table saws, shapers, band saws, jointers, planers etc.
  • Created traditional joinery such as mortise and tenon, lock miter and dovetail, in addition to conventional joinery using dominoes.
  • Performed lumber milling and shaping, solid woodwork and door construction.
  • Accurately and safely installed wall, roof and floor structures according to blueprints, customer requests and available inventories.
  • Constructed timber frame trusses and full home frames.
  • Constructed interior millwork such as trim, doors, stairs etc.
08/2004 to 08/2019
Automotive Technician White River Toyota City, STATE,
  • Completed full vehicle inspections to check for leaks, damage or other issues of concern.
  • Replaced damaged, missing or defective parts with new and refurbished components.
  • Inspected and tested vehicles and completed preventive maintenance such as engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotations, wheel balancing and filter replacement.
  • Serviced vehicles according to OEM recommended maintenance schedules for oil changes, engine tune-ups and fluid changes.
  • Performed diagnostic and troubleshooting procedures to find and identify root causes of mechanical issues.
  • Troubleshot and diagnosed faults with vehicle systems and components using OEM-specific code readers, diagnostic trees and online knowledge bases.
  • Trained and coached junior employees on procedures for completing various types of repairs and maintenance on cars and light trucks.
  • Became ASE Master level certified
  • Became Toyota Master Level certified
Expected in
No Degree: Automotive Technology
Wyoming Technical Institute - Laramie, WY,
Expected in 06/2002
High School Diploma:
Mascoma Valley Regional High School - Canaan, NH

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School Attended

  • Wyoming Technical Institute
  • Mascoma Valley Regional High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Furniture Maker
  • Fixed Operations Director
  • Woodworker
  • Automotive Technician


  • No Degree
  • High School Diploma

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