Employment

Looking for an employee? NUA Members can advertise job opportunities for their business. Please email the following information: Business Name, Position, Location, Schedule, Minimum Qualifications, Pay, and list any opportunities for education, advancement, or promotion as well as whom to contact. 

Looking for an employer? Or, available for contract work? NUA Members can advertise their upholstery services. Please email the following: Where, Upholstery/Sewing Skills, and Contact Information.


Current Job Listings: 14 (1 in MA, 1 in OK, 1 in MO, 1 in MT, 1 in UT, 4 in NJ, 1 in NY, 1 in IL, 1 in ID, 2 in CA, 2 in FL)

Upholsterer

Business Name: Walt's Upholstery, Inc. 

Location: Lutz, FL

Schedule: Mon-Fri 8AM-4:30PM

Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of 5 years experience (Cutting & Sewing Knowledge is a plus)

Pay: $18-$22/Hour (DOE & Performance)

About Us: We are a well established upholstery firm located in the Tampa Bay Area seeking a professional upholsterer who is skilled in all aspects of furniture upholstery. The ideal candidate is proficient, knowledgeable, and efficient and has a strong work ethic. We are going strong after 47 years and looking to grow our shop of 14 employees to more!

Contact: Walter Hardy - 813-949-4399 or waltsupholstery@gmail.com

(posted 6/25/2021)


Upholsterer

Business Name: Santa Cruz METRO

Position: Upholsterer

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday, day shift

Minimum Qualifications: One (1) year +Progressively responsible experience in vehicle upholstery OR Completion of an upholstering apprenticeship program.

Responsibilities: Repairs seat cushions, backrests, and flooring.

Pay: Starting wage $22.72 per hour.

Pay Range: $22.72 - $29.00 per hour.

Excellent benefits include medical, dental and visions plans for employees and eligible dependents. CalPERS Retirement benefits. Sick, vacation and holiday pay.

Contact: Click on the link, https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scmtd for a complete job description and to apply.

(posted 6/15/2021)


Lead Upholsterer

Business Name: Thistledown Nest

Location: Marshfield, MA

Schedule: Full time, Mon-Fri 

Minimum Qualifications: Must have at least 2 years direct experience and be competent in all aspects of furniture upholstery. The ideal candidate will be flexible and able to do quality work with little supervision in a supportive environment.

Pay: $20/hr 

We are a Vintage Furniture Showroom & Workshop and not your typical upholstery shop. The vision is to resurrect, modernize and revamp vintage, Victorian and Eastlake furniture; be creative, have fun, work hard making a living being exceptional trades people. This is a new business, the right person would grow with the business and have the flexibility to learn new skills as their interests and the market dictate. This business will also, in time, be a place to train interested people in these skills.

Contact: Christine Clarke, thistledownnest@gmail.com or 415-374-3900.

(posted 6/3/2021)


Upholsterer

Business Name: The Slipcover Lady

Position: Upholsterer

Location: Madison, NJ

Schedule: Flexible, Full or Part Time

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year direct experience

Pay: $15-$20

Contact: theslipcoverlady@gmail.com; 908-608-7492

(posted 5/26/2021)


Fabric Cutter

Business Name: The Slipcover Lady

Position: Upholstery fabric cutter, sewing skills a plus

Location: Madison, NJ

Schedule: Flexible, Full or Part Time

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year direct experience

Pay: $16-$20

Contact: theslipcoverlady@gmail.com; 908-608-7492

(posted 5/26/2021)


Seamstress

Business Name: The Slipcover Lady

Position: Seamstress--upholstery fabric or fabric for drapes, cushion/window seat covers, or slipcovers

Location: Madison, NJ

Schedule: Flexible, Full or Part Time

Minimum Qualifications: At least one year direct experience

Pay: $15-$18

Contact: theslipcoverlady@gmail.com; 908-608-7492

(posted 5/26/2021)


Vehicle Upholsterer

Business Name: Outback Customs

Position: Full-time Vehicle Upholsterer

Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Pay: Up to $30.00 per hour

Description: Needing to fill an upholstery position with high caliber individual with the desire to build world class custom recreational vehicles and interiors for horse trailers, motor sport trailers, specialty vehicles, tailgate vehicles or trailers, motor coaches, and custom vehicle interiors. Take a look at our website(s) to get an idea of what we are creating!

www.outbackcustoms.comwww.1492coachworks.com

Responsibilities and Duties: Build & Assemble various components & parts through completed assembly. Must be Capable of following a prescribed sequence according to approved procedures. Exercise care and attention to detail to prevent the use of incorrect materials or parts. Check completed assembly to insure proper operations. Must maintain high standards of quality and completed work.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive.

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Ability to sew fabric and/or leather
  • Ability to read a level and tape measure with accuracy
  • Ability to operate power and hand tools
  • Ability to read, write and understand specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans
  • Ability to read and comprehend procedures written or spoken in English

Education & Work Experience Requirements

High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred. Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. Upholstery experience required.

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid time off after one year
  • Bonus Pay potential after 30 days
  • Pay dependent upon experience

Contact: Larry Zahasky at larryz@outbackcustoms.com or 405-745-6666

(posted 5/22/2021)


Lead Upholstery Technician

Business Name: Frisco Hill Auto

Position: Full-time, Lead Upholstery Technician

Location: St. Louis, MO

Schedule: M-Thur, 7am-5:30pm

Pay: $20-28+/hr., vacation pay, health insurance. opportunities for education, advancement, or promotion

Description: Do you have a passion and experience with classic cars? If so, then we might be the perfect fit for you. Frisco Hill Auto is a classic car restoration and customization shop (ZERO COLLISION REPAIR) located just 15-minutes south of downtown St. Louis, MO. We work on, build, and customize hot rods and classics of all different makes and models: Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Chevy, Plymouth, Ford, etc. For photos and videos of the kind of work we do please visit our website, scroll through Facebook, or Instagram. We are excited to have a full-time opening available for an experienced (MUST HAVE 3+ YEARS MINIMUM) auto upholstery technician. Pay is based off of experience.

All candidates MUST have the following experiences: 

  • Knowledge of all aspects of automotive upholstery and applications that require a wide variety of techniques, methods, and materials. This can include upholstery restoration, replacement, and repair from start to finish. Experience with interiors, custom interiors, design, headliners, convertible tops, seats, carpet, trim, door panels, repairing springs, etc.
  • Use of hand tools, power tools, sewing machines, measuring, cutting, patterning, hand stitching, sketching, and more.
  • Able to envision and exceed our client's expectations for custom car interiors. This requires a level of detail that is extremely high. It takes someone who is self-motivated, hard working, and has passion/takes pride in their work.
  • Must be able to bid jobs, maintain accurate records of all materials used, keep a well organized work space that's clean, and work in accordance with the shops SOP's/Handbook guidelines.
  • May assist with training of lesser-experienced employees who take interest in automotive upholstery.
  • Any secondary skill set in the automotive field would be excellent, but not required.
  • Please provide photos and descriptions of previous work you've completed.
  • Must be willing to pass a drug and criminal background check. 

Physical Requirements

  • Be able to carry and lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Routine physical motion of arms and hands with an emphasis on grip strength.
  • May require both standing and sitting for long periods of time depending on the work being done. 

What do we offer?

  • A state of the art 10,000+ square foot shop.
  • Fully air conditioned and heated.
  • Flexible start time: Between 6:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. -Four 10-hour work days Monday-Thursday 
  • Three-day weekends (OFF Friday-Sunday).
  • Health insurance, PTO, sick days, after the first 6-month probation period is over. 
Don't miss your chance to work with a team oriented small business. Each technician is passionate about what they do and we are looking for someone with the same attitude. We look forward to meeting you.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 years in custom automotive or boat upholstery.
  • Must be able to take a project from concept to completion.
  • Must be willing to teach and guide up to 2 understudies.
  • Should be proficient in design, shaping, molding, stitching, etc.
  • Good time management and self-motivation are important to us.
  • A knowledge of automotive style materials and vendors is important.

Contact: Chris or Dwight, 314-416-1380 or Chris@friscohillauto.com, Dwight@friscohillauto.com

(posted 5/16/2021)


Experienced Upholsterer

Business Name: Green Seam Designs

Position: Upholsterer

Location: Bozeman, Montana

Schedule: M-F, 8-4

Pay: $16-$24 DOE plus benefits

Description: Seeking a motivated, disciplined, experienced upholsterer for a full-time position in our sewing & upholstery studio. Green Seam Designs is a custom furniture shop here in Bozeman, MT with an outstanding reputation in the custom furniture industry. We design and build high-end custom wood, metal, and upholstered furniture. We make heirloom-quality products. We strive to source as many sustainable, natural, and non-VOC materials and finishes as possible.

This is a rare opportunity to join our team! We are looking for a craftsperson who has experience in professional upholstery. This job demands mastery of many refined sewing skills, as well as mastery of every deconstruction, re-upholstery and from-scratch upholstery technique (antique and modern). We have a young, tight knit team and are looking for the right new member to invest in!

You will perform all aspects of upholstered furniture making from advising the woodshop on frame requirements, pre-upholstery structure, and finally dressing the furniture in extremely diverse high-end materials. Our team works closely together, so you will be involved in most aspects of the process and are required to communicate and problem solve with members working in our woodshop and metal shop as well as the upholstery studio. You will be working with expert upholsterers as well as teammates with intermediate knowledge of the craft.

Requirements: You should have the following:

  • 3+ years of experience in upholstery
  • 5+ years of experience in sewing
  • Dedication
  • Resourcefulness
  • Familiar with techniques for sewing and working with a wide range of specialized luxury fabrics, vinyls, and leathers
  • Careful attention to details and step by step processes
  • Ability to read 2D & 3D plans
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to use technology for communication and to track and document projects

You must love:

  • Art
  • Design
  • Dogs
  • Janet Jackson songs ;)

Benefits:

  • Competitive wages.
  • PTO benefits.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Company paid accident insurance.
  • Work in the up and coming trade of sustainable building with environmentally safe products.
  • Become part of a young team of motivated and like-minded craftspeople.
  • Full-Time Positions Available.
  • Starting pay will depend on experience.
  • We’re Good-Dog friendly.

Contact: Our ideal candidates will seamlessly integrate with the current team. The candidate will already have a wide range of skills, but is also willing to be open minded and learn new skills/ techniques/ processes. We are looking for long-term hires that would like to grow with the company. Please email your resume and cover letter to info@greenseamdesigns.com.

(posted 4/22/2021)


Auto and Boat Upholsterer

Business Name: Fox Valley Restoration

Position: Upholsterer

Location: Centerville, Utah

Schedule: Part or Full time

Pay: Piecework or hourly $15- $25+ (DOE and performance)

Contact: Marcus, marcus@foxvalleyrestoration.com or 801-232-7095

(posted 3/10/2021)



Upholstery Technician, full-time (Aircraft)

Business: Cabin Crafters

Location: Hackensack, New Jersey

Description: Cabin Crafters, a leader among aircraft interior shops in North America, is seeking a Full-Time Upholsterer for our facility in South Hackensack, NJ, adjacent to Teterboro Airport (TEB). Cabin Crafters’ 1200 sq ft Upholstery Department houses separate shops for final dress coverings and foam-shaping and styling, affording optimal conditions for all aspects of our upholsterers’ work.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, overtime

Benefits: 

  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off

Requirements:

  • Sewing leathers, fabrics and sheep skin using commercial sewing machines.
  • Working knowledge of industrial sewing machines and sewing techniques.
  • Experience in aircraft, automobile, or boating interiors - preferred.
  • Read/follow all company manufacturing processes/paperwork.
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Maintain high quality standards.
  • Comply with all safety rules and regulations.
  • Submit to and comply with mandatory FAA/DOT Drug Testing.
  • Basic PC skills - preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well with other shop employees to successfully move projects through the
  • fabrication shop in an efficient manner.
  • Willingness and eagerness to learn and practice new techniques outside of scope of experience.

Experience:

  • Aircraft, automobile, or boating interiors – 3 years preferred
  • Sewing - 3 years required

Contact: Jean Van Steenberghe at (201) 229-0100 

Website: http://www.cabincrafters.net/

(posted 12/18/2020)


Wall Upholstery Apprentice

Business Name: French Finish Wall Upholstery/ Quarters Sur Mesure

Location:  Business is located in Yonkers,  NY; projects are located throughout NY Metro Area and other areas

Schedule:  8:30am-4:30pm (variable)

Compensation: $15+ (DOE and performance)

Job Title: Wall Upholstery Apprentice

Job Description: Wall upholstery company based in Yonkers NY looking for an apprentice to help grow current operations capacity. Ideal candidate would live within close proximity to Yonkers or NY Tri-state area with reliable transportation to workshop and/or job site. Basic knowledge of upholstery and carpentry are valued, but not required. Company levels of operation are based on project schedules so weekly hours may vary. Compensation is at an hourly rate and is subject to experience and performance/ improvements. Critical to the position is attention to detail and pursuit of impeccable quality.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MUST have EXCELLENT mathematical skills
  • MUST be able to read various measurement tools
  • MUST have valid driver's license and reliable transportation to/from meeting point or job site
  • Be organized and detail oriented
  • Be reliable, punctual, and motivated to learn and improve on skills required
  • Be able to effectively take direction from supervisor
  • Ability to stand and perform for 3+ hours stretches of time
  • Ability to lift/ carry 40+lbs
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and effective manner
  • Ability to prioritize and complete task(s) in a timely manner

Responsibilities: 

  • Follow supervisor instructions per custom site requirements
  • Execute tasks accurately and efficiently (i.e., cutting installation materials to measure)
  • Read and understand drawings and sketches as they relate to job site
  • Travel within and outside of the Tri-state and US areas as needed
  • Assist with company vehicle management (parking/ tool drop and retrieval) at site
  • Work with various hand tools including air compressed staple and nail guns; wood cutters; scissors; utility knife; etc.
  • Practice and perform tasks with intention to reach acceptable proficiency level for autonomous worksite/ day

Contact: Interested individuals should call (914-613-7861) or email (info@frenchfinish.com). 

Websites: www.frenchfinish.com & www.quarterssurmesure.com

(posted 11/17/2020)


Experienced upholsterer

Business Name: Cover's Unlimited Corp. 

Location: 6328 Oakton St. Morton Grove, IL 60053

Schedule: Full Time 7am - 3:30 pm M-F with overtime opportunities 

Minimum Qualifications: Looking for an experienced upholsterer. Cutting and sewing experience helpful. Upholstering of all types of furniture including but not limited to sofas, chairs, banquettes and panels. Quality craftsmen only need apply.

Pay: $17-$25 per hour (DOE with a min of 5 years experience) 
Profit Sharing/Paid holidays/Vacation benefits.

Business Description:  32 year old company operating out of a 11,500 square foot facility north of downtown Chicago. Clean and comfortable working environment. Family owned and operated. Busy, successful and established commercial/residential custom furniture manufacturing/upholstery/refinishing business. 

Contact: Interested individuals please email (cary@coversunlimitedinc.com) or call (312-492-7860).

Website: www.coversunlimitedinc.com

upholstery lead

Company Name: The Furniture Doctors

Address:  15267 N. Highway 41, Rathdrum, ID  83858 (Job Site)

Pay: $16.00 - $26.00 (DOE, with a minimum of 5 years of professional, on-the-job upholstery experience)

Hours: Full-time, up to 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, during the hours 8am-5pm.

Description: Established business with family values seeking an Upholstery Lead.  Hourly wage to increase as skills are mastered.  No medical insurance provided.  Thirty day probation period with performance reviews at 30 days, 90 days, 6 months, and yearly thereafter.  Paid holidays and paid vacation after one year of employment.

To read the full job description go to: https://www.thefurnituredoctors.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Upholstery-Lead-job-posting-1-2019-WEBSITE.pdf

Contact: For directions on how to apply go to: https://www.thefurnituredoctors.com/about/careers/. For questions, call (208-687-8800) or email (md@thefurnituredoctors.com).

Upholsterer (commerical)

Business Name: CFF

Location: 5230 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL  32809

Hours: Flexible (normal hours are 6:00 am – 3:30 pm, weekends as work load requires)

Minimum Qualifications: Must have experience in commercial furniture upholstery (Sofas, Chairs, Banquettes, Ottomans, etc.)

Pay: Piecework and Hourly

Contact: Contact this employer

Furniture Upholsterer

Company Name: G. Suppes Upholstery, Inc.

Address: 1379 Old County Road, Suite B, San Carlos, CA (Job Site)

Compensation: $15.00 - $25.00 (DOE)

Hours: Full or Part time, Monday – Friday, between 9:00AM and 5:00 PM (Flexible for the right candidate)

Description: Busy furniture upholstery shop on Mid-Peninsula seeking qualified upholstery professionals.  A journeyman upholsterer that can cut and sew is preferred.  However, a furniture upholstery seamstress would also be a great help.  If you can you hang fabric, but are not really a sewer, that is fine too. Full or part time.  Pay would depend on experience, and one’s level of production.  Quality work is the most critical requirement.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Prepare frames for upholstery using a variety of materials including webbing, padding and foam.
  • Work with fabric and leather to upholster frames with the use of welts, nails, adhesives, cement, tacks and other materials and hand tools including air compressed staple gun.
  • Operate sewing machine to sew upholstery and join various sections of covering fabric.
  • Remove covering, webbing, padding, and/or defective springs from workpieces, using hand tools such as hammers and tack pullers.
  • Fabricating and/or modifying furniture frames as directed.
  • Examine furniture frames, spring, and webbing to identify defects.
  • Understand drawings, sketches and work.
  • Meet timely reorders given lead time and other constraints.
  • Inspect frames and other parts for quality or workmanship standards.
  • Inspect upholstered articles to verify conformance to customer’s order or company standards.
  • Stuff pillows, cushions, and other materials as needed.
  • Measure and cut materials using manual or automated cutting instruments.
  • Follow all safety policies, procedures and guidelines, including proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Using company vehicle, assist with the delivery of furniture to the client requested location.
  • Keep workspace and equipment clean and well organized.
  • Complete other work-related duties as dictated by the business and management.

Qualifications include (but not limited to):

  • Experience in upholstery quality pieces while meeting tight deadlines or short lead-times.
  • Ability to work with challenging materials is essential.
  • Ability to push, pull, carry 50+ pounds.
  • Executed with extreme accuracy and efficiency.
  • Effectively take direction well from the Owner, management and the design team.
  • Ability to follow and support the quality systems.
  • Possess excellent mathematical skill.
  • Ability to stand, bend and stretch for periods of time
  • Professional and effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment towards a common goal.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple work tasks.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English. Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Must be reliable and eager to work.
  • Interior design experience a plus.                         

Contact: To apply, call (650-921-4712) or email (george@gsuppes.com).



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