Upholstery Technician
DRAKKAR
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
6d ago
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  • about the job

    Our client is currently looking for Upholstery Technicians. Candidates should have general knowledge of aircraft cabinets and components including repairing, modifying, refurbishing, and fabricating aircraft seating and interior components including stripping and re-covering existing interior coverings.

    your responsibilities

  • Fabricate, repair, modify, and refurbish aircraft seats, sofas, sidewalls and associated components
  • Re-upholster panels, liners and sidewalls at a high level quality and structural safety
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with high-grade leather materials from blueprints, drawings and other illustrations or written work instructions
  • Plan, prepare and cut materials to standardized patterns for stitching and fitting to customer and engineered requirements
  • Regular periods during which physical effort is required, e.g : walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward
  • Exposure to factors such as temperature variations, fumes, humidity and materials which can cause periods of discomfort
  • Frequent need to give concentrated attention, with one or two senses at a time, where stimuli are changing
  • Occasional direct and indirect pressure to meet deadlines, production quotas, accuracy or similar demands
  • Sewing Technicians must demonstrate the following competencies :

  • The skill to operate industrial, single, multi-needle sewing machines, sergers, leather skiving machines, piping or binding machines
  • Operate machines to join sections of seating material, typically leather, as well as other components into finished products used within aircraft interiors
  • Knowledge of different stitching styles such as top stitching, French seaming, back and blind stitch
  • Demonstrate the ability to upholster finished products : seat back bottoms and sofa cushions
  • Ability to create patterns and provide written instructions for team members to follow
  • Upholstery Technicians must demonstrate the following competencies :

  • Various skills needed to build and break down a cabin seat
  • High attention to detail not only for the purposes of appearance and ergonomics but also for safety and structural integrity purposes
  • Ability to measure, cut and prepare foam materials used in the upholstery process
  • Familiarity with breakdown, building up and troubleshooting of aircraft seats and interior components
  • Ability to strip and recover seats and their components as well as match, adhere and fasten together materials or components using adhesives
  • Ability to fit, build-up, assemble and finish seating and other upholstered components from materials fabricated and manufactured onsite.
  • Possess the ability to cover large monuments such as headliners and sidewalls
  • Perform work in a productive, diligent and safe manner
  • Complete any special projects or other tasks as required or assigned - may be assigned to other areas of operations, based on business or customer requirements
  • Work in compliance with all administrative and health & safety policies and procedures as per legislative requirements and as outlined in the company policies
  • our requirements

  • High school diploma and / or completion of College / CEGEP / technical training in a related field
  • Extensive, practical industrial sewing and upholstery experience, ideally working with seating and leather material
  • Experience in an aviation-related field is preferable.
  • Seamstress / sewers must have the additional qualifications and skills to masterfully operate a leather stitching machine, piping or binding machine
  • CONTACT

    Nandita.Majumdar drakkar.com

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