Foam Rubber Fabricator

Cut and assemble padded articles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Foam Rubber Fabricators do?

Cuts and assembles padded articles, such as mattresses or cushions, from molded foam rubber sheets, pads, or scrap: Positions and measures or marks pattern outline on foam rubber piece, using tape measure and crayon or pencil. Cuts around measurement or pattern outline, using electric knife or bandsaw. May place two identical pieces together, brush cement along edge, and press edges of pieces together to form cushion or mattress. May cement strips around edges of assembled pieces and over seams to provide smooth finish and reinforce seams. May staple spring assembly to wood frame and leno or sisal cloth to top of springs to form box-spring unit.


Should I be a Foam Rubber Fabricator?

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

  • Also known as: Fabricator, Foam Rubber, Foam Fabricator, Reel Fabricator

    How to become a Foam Rubber Fabricator

    Foam Rubber Fabricators 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 Foam Rubber Fabricator-related education!
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