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Lippert Components, Inc. Upholstery in Goshen, Indiana

OVERVIEW Upholsterers make/assemble furniture and products for Lippert Interiors. This position requires making, repairing, or replacing upholstery for furniture/products. Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Stretch webbing and fabric, using webbing stretchers. * Collaborate with interior designers to decorate rooms and coordinate furnishing fabrics. * Maintain records of time required to perform each job. * Pick up and deliver furniture. * Repair furniture frames and refinish exposed wood. * Adjust or replace webbing, padding, and/or springs, and secure them in place. * Attach bindings or apply solutions to edges of cut material to prevent raveling. * Attach fasteners, grommets, buttons, buckles, ornamental trim, and other accessories to covers or frames, using hand tools. * Build furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, and/or foam padding to form smooth rounded surfaces. * Design upholstery cover patterns and cutting plans, based on sketches, customer descriptions, or blueprints. * Discuss upholstery fabrics, colors, and styles with customers, and provide cost estimates. * Draw cutting lines on material following patterns, templates, sketches, or blueprints, using chalk, pencils, paint, or other methods. * Examine furniture frames, upholstery, springs, and webbing to locate defects. * Fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue, cement, and/or staples. * Interweave and fasten strips of webbing to the backs and undersides of furniture, using small hand tools and fasteners. * Make, repair, and/or replace automobile upholstery and convertible and vinyl tops, using knowledge of fabric and upholstery methods. * Make, restore, and/or create custom upholstered furniture, using hand tools and knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods. * Measure and cut new covering materials, using patterns and measuring and cutting instruments, following sketches and design specifications. * Operate sewing machines or sew upholstery by hand to seam cushions and join various sections of covering material. * Read work orders, and apply knowledge and experience with materials in order to determine types and amounts of materials required to cover work pieces. * Remove covering, webbing, padding, and/or defective springs from work pieces, using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers. * Sew rips or tears in material, or create tufting, using needles and thread. Competencies * Ability to communicate clearly. * Organizational Skills. * Initiative. * Thoroughness. * Time Management. * Quality Control. Supervisory Responsibility This position has no positions reporting to it. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee may have to lift and/or move items between 5 and 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time salary position, and hours of work and days are decided by production and your reporting General Manager. Travel Travel would be minimal and would be primarily local during the business day. Required Education and Experience Minimum 6 months to a year upholstery experience Preferred Education and Experience Manufacturing/industry experience. Additional Eligibility QualificationsNone. Work Authorization/Security Clearance Must be able to pass EVerify. AAP/EEO StatementLCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without r

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