Upholsterer

Industry

Real Estate and Property

Advert ID

USA_546735

Location

West Haven

Job Type

Contract

Hours

Full-Time

Salary Range

USD45-60/hr

No. of Openings

1

Branch Information

Bridgeport, CT - (USA) 1000 Lafayette Boulevard 11th Floor Suite 1167 CT Bridgeport , CT 06604

ContactNumber

203-363-7871

Job Description

The right candidate:

Must be able to remove the burlap which covers the springs in order to replace broken or worn springs in a piece of furniture.

Conduct repairs on broken or defective wooden frame, they may use glue to bind a damaged frame or they may replace it altogether using a hammer, a saw, and nails.

Their role usually involves stripping upholstered furniture down to its wooden frame in order to identify defects and conduct repairs.

As part of their responsibilities, upholsterers need to take measurements and accurately cut materials required for furniture upholstery.

They use webbing stretchers to extend webbing's and fabrics to be used as covers. They lace the surface of wooden frames with felt pads, cottons, fiber stuffing or foam to form a soft, rounded surface.

Part of their duties trace out cutting lines on fabrics using chalks, pencils, paint, or other markers.

Must sew upholstery or operate sewing machines to seam cushions and join various ends of a fabric.

Must have excellent communication skills due to interaction with crew to discuss preferences such as upholstery color, fabric, and style.

Upholsterer may need to attach finished piece buttons, buckles and other ornamental accessories to enhance appearance.

High school diploma and some training in a vocational school.