Master Cabinet Maker

Washington D.C.
Oct 16, 2017
Oct 16, 2017
Full Time

The incumbent is responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Logistics & Support/Furnishings Cabinet Shop. Major duties include but are not limited to furniture repair and construction, service calls, shop upkeep, safety, customer service, and workforce planning. Other duties or special projects as assigned. The position does not have day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities.

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Occasional travel - Local area

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Minimum 10 years of relevant experience required.

• Must possess complete knowledge in all aspects of the trade, to include intricate and complicated furniture design and construction from start to finish.

• Must possess all skills necessary for the cabinet making trade, to include the knowledge of how to properly measure and cut material using different types of woodworking machines.

• Must be able to create and decipher blue prints and shop drawings, converting them into comprehensive material cut lists.

• Must build/repair the most complex cabinetry and furniture.

• Ability to distinguish between different types of woodworking materials.

• Ability to perform high quality repairs on furniture.

• Ability to gain knowledge of different types of furniture used at the House of Representatives as well as an understanding of historical pieces to determine the best method for the repair and/or restoration process.

• Safely use tools related to the cabinet making trade to include stationary and portable woodworking machinery, hammers, drills, staple guns, and basic power tools.

• Must be able to follow lead of senior shop personnel and adhere to shop criteria and protocol and show a willingness to take on tasks.

• Efficiently perform assigned duties in expected time frames.

• Must follow lead of senior shop personnel and adhere to shop policy, processes, procedures, criteria, and protocol.

• Must be able to accurately read measuring devices to include rulers and tape measures and have basic math skills.

• Attend, retain, and implement related training.

• Capable and willing to work various shifts, extended hours, or weekends to fulfill the U.S. House of Representatives’ needs.

• Must be able to meet minimum physical requirements to include physical demands listed below:

*Employees must frequently lift and/or move 50 pounds at a minimum

*Capable of learning to operate heavy equipment (e.g.,forklift, pallet jack, etc.)

*Frequent standing, bending, crouching, lifting, twisting and grasping

• Must maintain personal appearance and hygiene in a professional, neat, and clean manner to include hair, mustaches, and beards.

• Must keep work area neat and uncluttered.

• Capable of learning House campus layout and work in a team/shop environment.

• Capable of learning applicable laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures, processes, practices, and regulations affecting the House, CAO, Logistics & Support/Furnishings, and the Cabinet Shop.

• Have a general working knowledge of various automated systems and software programs used by the Cabinet Shop.

High school diploma or GED required.

Hiring for this position is governed by the Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should contact a CAO Human Resources representative at for further information.

Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and a pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).

Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S. C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees, to file Financial Disclosure Statements, for information please visit

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Highly qualified candidates will be evaluated based on a structured interview.

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