Upholstery Specialist

  • Job Reference: GGC0506
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Stafflex
  • Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: £12.50 to £13.50 Per Hour
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Georgia Chambers

Job Description

Upholstery Specialist

Location: Bradford

Duration: Permanent

Hours: Monday to Thursday 7:30AM - 4PM, Friday 7:30AM - 3PM

Salary: £12.50 - £13.50p/h

Under the direction of the seating department supervisor carry out all upholstery operations within the department.

To succeed in this role, it is important that you are quality conscious, both in respect of your own work and that of other members of the team.

The department is relatively small, and as such the candidate should be comfortable working in a small team and multitasking to support business requirements.


  • Review demands through existing systems and ensure all activities are completed on time in full to support subsequent operations
  • Complete all aspects of upholstery for existing and future product ranges
  • Review bills of materials for all products and highlight issues to your supervisor or Engineering.
  • Measure and cut materials using manual or automated cutting instruments.
  • Operate sewing machines (Single and twin) to sew upholstery and join various sections of covering fabric.
  • Apply expert knowledge of upholstery to build (or repair) upholstery and join various sections of covering fabric.
  • Work with tools and materials such as glue, staples, tacks and nail guns.
  • Assemble and quality check a wide array of products.
  • Support new product development teams to define new ranges when applicable.
  • Confer with internal customers prior to upholstery to ensure finished product meets the end clients' expectations.
  • Train new starters, including inexperienced colleagues when required.
  • Maintain a first-time quality rate exceeding 99%
  • Familiarise yourself with the current MRP systems and use these systems to book off completed works orders / operations daily.
  • Ensure projects are completed and delivered before set deadline
  • Conduct routine maintenance of work tools and upholstery machine.
  • Remain flexible within working hours to meet the needs of the business.
  • Remain flexible to work in other areas of the business outside of their chair department, on an ad hoc or permanent basis.
  • Any other duties required of the role

If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV. If you have any questions, please call the Stafflex office on 01484 351010 (Opt 1) and ask for Team Industrial.