Upholsterer Trainee in Maiden, NC at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 11/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

1.Use transfer cart to move assembled frame from conveyor to upholstery lift.  The upholstery lift (scissor lift) is pneumatically

powered and controlled by a foot pedal. 

2.Staple filler material (foam) to the frame with a pneumatic staple gun. 

3.Use scissors to cut excessive filler material from the frame. 

4.Use pneumatic staple gun to attach fabric/leather to the frame.  The non-trigger hand is used to pull and stretch the

fabric/leather to ensure the desired fit.

  1. The seams in the upholstered product are smoothed out and tucked by the use of a regulator (ice pick) for a crisp finished


  1. For tufted frames, use button needle to stick buttons and twine through fabric. Pull tight, tie off and staple to back of frame.
  2. Excessive fabric is trimmed off around the finished wood portions of the frame with a box cutter (razor blade).
  3. Trimmers use pneumatic staple gun to attach plygrip to edges of frame and use the regulator to tuck fabric.
  4. Trimmers push tack band (metal strip) through fabric edges, roll once and use rubber mallet to attach to frame.
  5. Rarely lifting is required to sit frames off the assembly conveyor due to repairs.
  6. Use transfer cart to move frame back onto conveyor and push down the line.
  7. May perform other duties/ special or non-routine assignments as instructed.

Job Requirements


Benefits are an important part of the total compensation that are offered, providing peace of mind and financial well-being.  Ethan Allen is committed to offering a variety of benefits that allow associates to choose whether or not to participate based on personal and family needs.  Some of the benefits offered are three company subsidized Medical Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Savings Account (including Employer contributions), cost effective Dental and Vision plans, 401(k) plan (with Employer matching contributions and Profit Sharing), company provided Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability (FT associates only), Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care & Dependent Care, Commuter Saving Plans – Public Transit & Parking, Voluntary Whole Life Insurance, Voluntary Critical Care Insurance, Voluntary Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Purchase Program, and Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We are an E-Verify Employer.



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