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"Upholsterer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Upholsterer"

1) Stretch webbing and fabric, using webbing stretchers.

2) Collaborate with interior designers to decorate rooms and coordinate furnishing fabrics.

 

3) Maintain records of time required to perform each job.

4) Pick up and deliver furniture.

5) Repair furniture frames and refinish exposed wood.

 

6) Adjust or replace webbing, padding, and/or springs, and secure them in place.

7) Attach bindings or apply solutions to edges of cut material to prevent raveling.

8) Attach fasteners, grommets, buttons, buckles, ornamental trim, and other accessories to covers or frames, using hand tools.

9) Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, and/or foam padding to form smooth rounded surfaces.

10) Design upholstery cover patterns and cutting plans, based on sketches, customer descriptions, or blueprints.

11) Discuss upholstery fabrics, colors, and styles with customers, and provide cost estimates.

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12) Draw cutting lines on material following patterns, templates, sketches, or blueprints, using chalk, pencils, paint, or other methods.

13) Examine furniture frames, upholstery, springs, and webbing to locate defects.

14) Fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement, and/or staples.

 

15) Interweave and fasten strips of webbing to the backs and undersides of furniture, using small hand tools and fasteners.

16) Make, repair, and/or replace automobile upholstery and convertible and vinyl tops, using knowledge of fabric and upholstery methods.

17) Make, restore, and/or create custom upholstered furniture, using hand tools and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods.

18) Measure and cut new covering materials, using patterns and measuring and cutting instruments, following sketches and design specifications.

19) Operate sewing machines or sew upholstery by hand to seam cushions and join various sections of covering material.

20) Read work orders, and apply knowledge and experience with materials in order to determine types and amounts of materials required to cover workpieces.

21) Remove covering, webbing, padding, and/or defective springs from workpieces, using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers.

22) Sew rips or tears in material, or create tufting, using needles and thread.

Job Description for "Upholsterer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Upholsterer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  51-6093.00


 

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