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Upholsterer

Upholsterer at Southern MotionJob Description

Completes work assignments by using staple gun, frame, cardboard, cover, and other materials and tools needed to upholster furniture in accordance to required production and quality standards.

Equipment Used: Staple Gun, Screwdriver, Mallet, Tack Puller, Scissors, Air Hammer

The Upholsterer with report to and follow instructions of the lead person as designated by the department supervisor.

Education

  • Basic reading and writing skills required.
  • Ability to read, understand, and communicate the English language.
  • Must be able to correctly identify colors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Must learn to read daily schedule and various styles listed.
  • Understand and prioritize order of assembly in accordance to work schedule.
  • Monitor production throughout the day to maintain required level of production.
  • Identify different covers and colors for respective styles to be assembled.
  • Retrieve required parts from storage area for application of materials in accordance to production schedule.
  • Set up work station with raw materials consistent with daily production schedule.
  • Apply springs, hinge links, and boarder wire to frame.
  • Apply webbing, cardboard, poly, fiber, and edge roll to frame.
  • Apply sewn and non-sewn fabrics to frame with proper tailoring in accordance to required standards using pneumatic staple gun.
  • Apply paper and metal tacking strip as required by style.
  • Install hardware mechanism to frame using pneumatic tools and required hand tools.
  • For styles with powered mechanisms, install power motors, connect and route wiring, and install power switch to frame.
  • For styles with sleeper units, install bedding unit and mattress using pneumatic tools and required hand tools.
  • Insures total quality is used in every step of the job.
  • Inspects frame, cover, and sewn parts while upholstering to insure proper quality standards are used in other departments.
  • Communicates with supervisor and upholstery float as needed on questions or problems that occur while performing job.
  • Works closely with other employees on the line to maintain team concept on a daily basis.
  • Maintain clean and organized work station.
  • Assist others when necessary.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Safety Responsibilities

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should be worn at all times within the department as well as throughout the plant where designated. Safety is enforced each day to prevent any accidents.

  • Who is responsible for your safety? “YOU ARE!”
  • Immediately report any work related injury or illness.
  • Keep the work area neat and free of hazards. [The use of compressed air without proper safety nozzle is prohibited for clean-up.]
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Always ensure proper lifting techniques: avoid bending and twisting at the waist whenever possible.
  • Inspect tools and protective equipment before use.
  • Learn the hazards of the equipment and procedures used on the job.
  • Report any defective, malfunctioning, or suspicious tool, machine, or protective equipment immediately.
  • Participate in safety training and safety meetings.
  • Report any hazards or risks related to policies or procedures.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Physical Requirements

  • Hearing Protection
  • Safety Glasses
  • Protective Footwear (leather or canvas with closed toe and heal)
  • Strength Requirement: Medium

Never

0%

Occasional

0% – 33%

Frequent

34% – 66%

Continuous

67% – 100%

Lift or Carry
    5 – 10 pounds

X

    10 – 20 pounds

X

    20 – 30 pounds

X

    30 – 50 pounds

X

    50 – 100 pounds

X

Pushing or Pulling
    5 – 10 pounds

X

    10 – 20 pounds

X

    20 – 30 pounds

X

    30 – 50 pounds

X

    50 – 100 pounds

X

    Over 100 pounds

X

Sitting

X

Driving

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Climbing

X

Bending

X

Kneeling

X

Reach below Shoulder Height

X

Reach at Shoulder Height

X

Reaching above Shoulder Height

X

Repetitive use of hands 

X

Environmental Conditions
     – Controlled Temperature

X

     – Airborne Particles

X

     – Chemical Exposure

X

     – Noise

X

     – Vibration

X

Comments:  This job classification requires fine finger manipulation applying cover by gripping and pulling into proper position.
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Southern Motion / Fusion Furniture is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We are taking all CDC-recommended steps to ensure a safe working environment. We continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and use other “best practices” to help protect our team members. We are continuing to produce and ship orders to customers around the country as quickly as we can, however, please expect some production and shipping delays. Due to several factors - including extreme furniture demand, delays in our raw material supply chain, and shipping delays, we are experiencing extended lead times.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented time.