Upholsterers :

Make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $33,970.00
Average Time to Fill 45 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,529
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.54 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Fabricate garments or textile products
Repair vehicle upholstery
Repair tears or defects in fabrics, garments, or leather products
Sew materials by hand
Adjust fabrics or other materials during garment production
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Prepare fabrics or materials for processing or production
Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces
Shape construction materials such as wood
Cut fabric or leather material
Align parts or workpieces to ensure proper assembly
Attach decorative or functional accessories to products
Mount materials or workpieces onto production equipment
Dye fabric or leather articles
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured textile, fabric, or apparel products by hand
Cut construction material

Performing General Physical Activities

Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Finish floor, furniture, or related wood surfaces
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Remove stains from fabric or carpet
Construct wooden frameworks or structures


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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