Upholstery Department

Jakobe Furniture is seeking qualified candidates for our Upholstery Department
Jakobe Furniture is currently seeking individuals to work in our upholstery department as Machine Operators and Fabricators.

Primary Duties:
• Study work orders to determine the amount and type of materials required to cover work pieces.
• Follow sketches, patterns or blueprints to achieve the look and construction required by our customers.
• Measure and cut materials using manual or automated cutting instruments.
• Communicate with design engineers and sales prior to upholstering to determine correct color, style, and fabric preference.
• Examine furniture frames, springs, and webbings to identify defects.
• Build and/or repair upholstered furniture using a variety of hand and power tools.
• Ensure projects are completed on budget and delivered before set deadline.
• Cover wooden frame with soft materials such as cotton, felt pad, fiber or foam to improve texture and appearance.
• Work with tools and materials such as glue, staples, saw, cement, tacks and nail guns.
• Secure work pieces and materials onto production equipment.
• Conduct routine maintenance on work tools and upholstery machine.
• Finish upholstered furniture by attaching ornament trims, buttons, buckles, and grommets.
• Operate sewing machine to sew upholstery and join various sections of covering fabric.
• Communication skills: ability to communicate with engineers.
• Dexterity: ability to manually strip and re-cover furniture with little to no implements.
• Creative: well versed in repairing and finishing furniture to improve appearance.


• High School Diploma or equivalent education level as a minimum requirement.
• Training from a vocational school in upholstery courses desired, but not mandatory.
• Apprenticeship as an upholsterer for 3-4 years to gain work knowledge and experience.

Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and hold a valid driver’s license. Jakobe Furniture is an equal opportunity employer.

Number of openings:


How to Apply:

Email Resume to tina.hafner@jakobe.com

Apply online here

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