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Custom Upholsterer

Employer

Shauna L'Hirondelle

Date Posted

January 20, 2023

Languages

English
  • Location Grande Prairie, AB
  • Earnings $23.86 hourly
  • Work Hours 32 to 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Feb 19, 2023
Job Requirements

Employer

Shauna L'Hirondelle

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
  • or equivalent experience

Work setting

In shop

Tasks

  • Replace worn-out webbing, springs and other furniture parts
  • Lay out, cut, fabricate and install upholstery
  • Tack, glue or sew ornamental trim, braids or buttons
  • Discuss upholstery fabric, colour, and style with customers and provide cost estimate
  • Repair furniture frames and refinish wood surfaces
  • Operate sewing machines or sew by hand
  • Garnish the bottom and the back of a seat with interoven rattan

Type of materials

  • Leather
  • Plastic
  • Rotin/rattan
  • Wicker

Type of industry experience

  • Furniture and fixtures manufacturing company
  • Furniture upholstery and repair shop

Specialization or experience

  • Antique furniture and furnishings
  • Marine cabin interiors and other furnishings
  • Seats for stadiums, halls etc.
  • Furniture

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years


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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Custom Upholsterer is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Upholsterers
OBJECTIVE

Interest in precision working to lay out, cut, fabricate and install upholstery in aircraft, motor vehicles, railway cars, boats and ships; may install, fabricate, maintain and repair interior components of aircraft, such as seats, coverings, drapes, cargo nets, flooring, closets, bins and panels

METHODICAL

Interest in compiling information to install padding and underlays and to fasten covering materials to furniture frames

INNOVATIVE

Interest in speaking with customers to discuss upholstery fabric, colour and style; may repair furniture frames and refinish wood surfaces

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 

It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective, and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes for this NOC group is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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