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  2021-10-26     Santa Cruz Metro     110 Vernon Street  

Santa Cruz METRO is currently recruiting for an Upholsterer

$48,443.2 - $61,817.6 annually. Salaries are on a six-step salary range schedule with 5% increases yearly.

Join our team! Santa Cruz METRO provides excellent benefits for employees and eligible dependents including medical, dental, vision and CalPERS Retirement benefits. Our paid time off include sick time, vacation and holiday pay.

Under general direction, an Upholsterer performs a limited range of skilled duties related to upholstery and minor structural repairs for Santa Cruz METRO vehicles while learning to perform the full-scope of journey-level work; repairs seat cushions, backrests, and flooring; assists with minor vehicle body and framework repairs; replaces and repairs windows and glass, and performs related work as required.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Operate power sewing machine and other related upholstery equipment and tools; draft patterns for seat cushions, backrests, and flooring;
  • Assist in making minor body repairs including: removing, disassembling, straightening, repairing, fitting, and replacing damaged body panels and other major component parts or systems, recommend the purchase of tools, supplies, materials, and equipment needed for upholstery, body and glass repairs;
  • Assist with final preparation and detailing of Santa Cruz METRO vehicles

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of basic upholstery cleaning methods and supplies, basic pattern drafting, basic methods and materials used in the construction and repair of seat covers and backrests as well as the reconstruction and repair of seat assemblies including springs, electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic and mechanical seat assemblies; hazardous materials handling, disposal and safety practices;
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health standards applicable to bodywork and painting and general shop safety procedures, including the use of trade tools and personal safety equipment.
  • All new Santa Cruz METRO employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

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