Material Assembler

Gather and assemble specified upholstery materials and accessories.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Material Assemblers do?

Gathers and assembles specified upholstery materials and accessories for use in manufacture of upholstered furniture: Reads work ticket to determine type and quantity of materials needed by upholsterers to upholster unit according to specifications. Gathers materials and accessories, such as edge rolls, polyfoam or dacron padding, plywood panels, and metal fasteners, from storage areas and places materials with designated furniture frame to facilitate subsequent processing. Cuts edge rolls and polyfoam to specified length and pattern, using electric cutter. Sprays edges of back and seat cushions with glue.


Should I be a Material Assembler?

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

  • Also known as: Material Combiner

    How to become a Material Assembler

    Material Assemblers 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 Material Assembler-related education!
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