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 equivalency
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

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

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Calculate dimensions or specifications of workpieces, products, or equipment
Estimate material requirements for production
Perform industrial, production, or manufacturing related measurements
Weigh industrial, production, or manufacturing related products or materials
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate costs of products, services, or materials


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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.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
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