Under the general direction of the Upholstery Shop Supervisor, repairs, reupholsters, rebuilds, and refinishes existing furnishings and frames to maintain appearance, stability and condition of furniture and other upholstery related areas and items. Reupholsters existing furnishings (sofas, loveseats, chairs, booths, cornice boards, wall hangings, with bench pads, automotive seats, antiques, etc.)
Repairs frames, and replaces webbing, springs, and padding; and determines materials needed to complete project and calculates supply quantities. Refinishes metal and wood surfaces as needed with minimal direction and supervision; and repairs furniture in Residential Programs and Services (RPS) shops and buildings. Maintains furniture storage facility and properly and safely stores furniture using a high lift fork truck. Loads and unloads freight; and performs related maintenance tasks.
Loading and unloading trucks, heavy lifting/intense labor, and warehouse and inventory experience.
Note: Position requires the ability to attend an in-house training course to obtain Forklift operator certification within ninety days of beginning in this position and renew as required.
REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED and three years of upholstery experience.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Expertise in all areas of custom upholstery; and knowledge of, and capability to operate and maintain various power tools. Knowledge of carpentry and metallurgy as related to frame repair and fabrication; knowledge of algebra and geometry to facilitate frame repair and construction; and knowledge and ability to finish and refinish metal and wood.
Demonstrated ability to work in confined area for extended periods of time and to cooperate with co-workers and supervisor to facilitate efficient, orderly, and safe output of product; and knowledge of materials and supplies and their characteristics as well as Indiana fire codes and Material Safety Data Sheets. Good interpersonal and communication skills including ability to interact and work with a wide variety of individuals. Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.