Williams-Sonoma   Claremont, NC   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on August 30, 2023
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Title:    Inside Upholsterer
ID:    328651619
Date Posted:    Jul 31, 2023
Reports To or Hiring Manager:    Ricky Hardison
Department:    3995
Shift:    Day Shift: Monday-Thursday 6:00am-4:30pm
Grade Level:    11
Employment Type:    Full Time Non-Exempt
Location:    Claremont, NC
Proposed Salary Range:    N/A
About Williams Sonoma Supply Chain - Claremont NC & Conover, NC

Since it was founded in 1956, Williams - Sonoma has grown from Chuck Williams’ single store in Sonoma, CA into one of the largest retailers in the country, with some best known and most beloved brands in home furnishings, including Williams - Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm.

Our Distribution Centers serve as vital connections between factories and our retail, online and mail-order customers around the world. The Supply Chain environment is dynamic and fast-paced, and the network is expanding rapidly. If you have a background in distribution, manufacturing, engineering, transportation, finance, human resources or home delivery – and are looking for a job with a strong opportunity for gaining new skills and for advancement our Supply Chain Organization could be just the place for you.

Sutter Street Manufacturing is a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Our Sutter Street Manufacturing Facilities in NC, MS and CA are looking to hire hard-working and motivated associates to join our amazing manufacturing team! The ideal associate will possess previous furniture manufacturing experience, promote safety, and demonstrate teamwork. We are also willing to train motivated individuals looking to learn a trade that will lead to a satisfying and profitable career in home furnishings manufacturing and distribution.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc Supply Chain Overview

In 2021, recognized as a Great Place to Work®, an honor which reflects that we are truly a people-first organization. Our operation includes:

3300 full-time associates across Supply Chain
9 large Furniture Distribution Centers located in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, and Newark totaling 7.5 million square feet
38 delivery hubs in cities larger than 750,000 in population
3 small package ecommerce Distribution Centers located in Memphis, TN and Olive Branch, MS totaling 3 million sq ft, consisting of 1200 full-time associates and 5000 seasonal/temporary associates
4 Sutter Street Upholstery Factories located in North Carolina, Mississippi, and California with over 1,400 FTE’s producing approximately $900 million to $1 Billion in sales of Upholstered furniture
Transportation Department for Ocean, Air, Trucking and Rail consisting of over 45 transportation professionals located in Memphis, TN
700 associates in our Sourcing offices in 10 countries in Asia and Europe including China, Vietnam, Singapore, India, Italy, and Turkey
The Inside Upholsterer position is located in Claremont, NC. This position is responsible for building furniture up with loose fiber stuffing, cotton, felt, and/or foam padding to form smooth rounded surfaces.

You’ll be excited about this opportunity because you will.... 

Pull next piece available in line-all supplies, cushions and backs are already with the piece.
Conduct initial inspection to assure cover matches ticket on piece, including cushions and backs.
Prior to placing piece on lift, re-check to assure all parts in piece are correct. Place piece on lift.
Assure that grain runs straight, no lumps, holes, or cat tracks
Fit cushions to the in-back and in-arm making sure there is no gap between cushions
Assure that seams are straight, even, and not gapped open and all welts are straight and even.
Other duties assigned by Manager.
Check out some of the required qualifications we are looking for in amazing candidates….

High School Diploma or equivalent 
Up to 5 years of experience in production of upper-end upholstered furniture.
Good attention to detail and ability to work with hands.
Experience in reading and understanding production tickets.
 We prefer some of these qualities as well…. 

Ability to interpret simple upholstery instructions commonly placed in an upholstery manual.
Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment to assure delivery requirements.
Good communication skills – oral and written.
Ability to keep accurate records and follow documented procedures and standards
Excellent time-management skills including ability to work independently with little supervision.
Review these physical requirements, as they play a major part in this role…. 

Ability to frequently lift frames weighing approximately 50 lbs.
Ability to stand for 10-hour periods and bend and twist as required to upholster furniture.
Ability to see patterns on fabrics and color variations.
​​​Our company benefits are second to none in the industry….

Generous discount on all Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand products
401(k) plan and other investment opportunities
Paid vacations, holidays, Employee Assistance Programs, Time Off to Volunteer & Matching Gifts Community Service Program
Health benefits, dental and vision insurance, including same-sex domestic partner benefits, Legal and Identity Protection Plans and Pet Insurance
For more information on our benefits offerings, please visit MyWSIBenefits.com