Elkay Upholstery Associate in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Upholstery Associate

Our goal at Elkay is to inspire everyday – customers, employees…and the employees of tomorrow. We focus on doing the right thing so we can be in business forever. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in people and treating them like part of the family. We’re financially-stable and privately-owned with a solid reputation for ethics, integrity, giving back, and providing an engaging, inclusive environment where careers flourish and grow.

It’s Elkay’s people who really give us our edge. We empower our employees to take the lead in delivering Elkay’s exceptional customer experience. Our commitment to our people is a recipe for success that has fueled our growth from a three-person shop in 1920 to one of today’s leading international suppliers of plumbing, water delivery and cabinetry products. If you’re ready for a new career challenge where everything you do will make a difference, talk to us about joining the Elkay family.

Sew and assemble foam/fabric/wood and materials to specifications. Sew fabric using decorative stitch such as single top stitch and joining stitch. Assemble various seating components. Utilize staple gun, punch tufts and assemble tuck work backs.

Job Duties:

• Attach tape, trim, appliques, or elastic to specified garments or garment parts, according to item specifications.

• Baste edges of material to align and temporarily secure parts for final assembly.

• Cut excess material or thread from finished products.

• Cut materials according to specifications, using blades, scissors, or electric knives.

• Draw markings or pin appliques on fabric to obtain variations in design.

• Examine and measure finished articles to verify conformance to standards, using rulers.

• Fold or stretch edges or lengths of items while sewing to facilitate forming specified sections.

• Guide garments or garment parts under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together.

• Inspect garments, and examine repair tags and markings on garments to locate defects or damage, and mark errors as necessary.

• Match cloth pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them, and verify that dye lots and patterns match.

• Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions.

• Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine guides according to specifications.

• Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, sanding rough areas of needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines.

• Perform specialized or automatic sewing machine functions, such as buttonhole making or tacking.

• Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components.

• Position and mark patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.

• Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides.

• Position material or articles in clamps, templates, or hoop frames prior to automatic operation of machines.

• Record quantities of materials processed.

• Remove holding devices and finished items from machines.

• Repair or alter items by adding replacement parts or missing stitches.

• Select supplies such as fasteners and thread, according to job requirements.

• Start and operate or tend machines, such as single or double needle serging and flat-bed felling machines, to automatically join, reinforce, or decorate material or articles.

• Turn knobs, screws, and dials to adjust settings of machines, according to garment styles and equipment performance.

• Tape or twist together thread or cord to repair breaks.