Profession mattress making machine operator

Mattress making machine operators utilise machines to form mattresses. They create pads and coverings and cut, spread and attach the padding and cover material over the innerspring assemblies.

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Knowledge

  • Textile materials

    Have a good understanding of the properties of different textile materials.

  • Upholstery tools

    Set of tools used for upholstering furniture, walls and floors such as staple gun, foam cutter, staple remover.

  • Functionalities of machinery

    The machinery and equipment used and, in particular, the characteristics regarding functioning and calibration to ensure compliance with quality and product specifications, as well as the operator's safety.

  • Upholstery fillings

    Materials used to fill soft furniture like upholstered chairs or mattresses must have several properties such as resilience, lightness, high-bulk properties. They can be fillings of animal origin such as feathers, of vegetal origin such as cotton wool or of synthetic fibers.

Skills

  • Sew textile-based articles

    Sew different products based on textiles and wearing apparel articles. Combine good hand-eye coordination, manual dexterity, and physical and mental stamina.

  • Sew pieces of fabric

    Operate basic or specialised sewing machines whether domestic or industrial ones, sewing pieces of fabric, vinyl or leather in order to manufacture or repair wearing apparels, making sure the threads are selected according to specifications.

  • Fasten components

    Fasten components together according to blueprints and technical plans in order to create subassemblies or finished products.

  • Operate furniture machinery

    Operate machines and equipment used for making furniture parts and the assembling of furniture.

  • Install spring suspension

    Nail down the springs to the wooden frame of a chair or other piece of furniture to be upholstered. In the case of mattresses, check the structure holding the springs for defects and fix the layers of protective fabrics to cover the spring suspension.

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

Optional knowledge and skills

set up the controller of a machine sell furniture sell household goods pack goods furniture industry clean furniture maintain furniture machinery perform upholstery repair provide customized upholstery repair furniture machinery create patterns for textile products handle delivery of furniture goods use manual sewing techniques furniture trends