Back Padder

Assemble padded wooden backs for metal chairs.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Back Padders do?

Assembles padded wooden backs for metal chairs, performing any combination of following duties: Joins padding material, such as wood fiber or cotton, to wooden backplate, using hand stapler or staple gun. Inserts end of padded backplate in stretched cover and depresses pedal to lower ram that forces entire padded plate into cover. Inserts and aligns cardboard strips between cover edges and bottom edge of backplate. Staples cover edges and cardboard strips to backplate. Trims excess material from cover edges with scissors. Burns holes through cover to coincide with predrilled holes in backplate, using heated handtool. Inserts tubular metal frame supports into holes and joins to backplate, using hammer or pneumatic screwdriver.

Should I be a Back Padder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Back Joiner, Back-Panel Padder, Inside-Panel Padder, Padder, Seat Padder, Side-Panel Padder

    How to become a Back Padder

    Back Padders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Back Padder-related education!
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