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Current Job Listings: 5 (1 in NY, 1 in IL, 1 in ID, 1 in CA, 1 in FL)

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


  • 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

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

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

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 experience 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. 

Interested individuals please email: cary@coversunlimitedinc.com 
Phone 312-492-7860
Website www.coversunlimitedinc.com

Company Name:              The Furniture Doctors

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

Contact information:      Phone – 208-687-8800

Email:                            md@thefurnituredoctors.com

Compensation:             $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.

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

For directions on how to apply go to: https://www.thefurnituredoctors.com/about/careers/

Business Name: CFF

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

Schedule: 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 this employer

Company Name:              G. Suppes Upholstery, Inc.

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

Contact information:      Phone – 650-921-4712

Email:                                    george@gsuppes.com

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)

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.

A job description is below. 

Furniture Upholsterer

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.                         

Looking for an employee? NUA Members can advertise job opportunities for their business. Please email the following information: Business Name, Location, Schedule, Minimum Qualifications, Pay, and list if there are opportunities for education, advancement or promotion. 

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