Cushion Padder

Assemble seat pads, backrest pads, and arm covers for metal chairs.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cushion Padders do?

Assembles seat pads, backrest pads, and arm covers for metal chairs, using pneumatic press and handtools: Positions specified material, such as cotton, foam-rubber padding, or precut leather, on base of pneumatic press. Depresses pedal or pushes handle to lower press onto materials. Draws wire through passage around edge of material and twists ends of wire together to tighten covering, using pliers. Hammers upholstery clips through covering to fasten edge to bottom of frame. Removes excess covering with scissors. Releases pedal or pulls handle to raise press. May assemble backrest pads or arm covers, using pliers, scissors, glue, and wire.


Should I be a Cushion Padder?

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

  • Also known as: Cushion Former, Cushion Stuffer, Padder, Cushion

    How to become a Cushion Padder

    Cushion 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 Cushion Padder-related education!
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