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

  • Upholstery tools

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

  • Textile materials

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

  • 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.

  • Cut textiles

    Cut textiles fitting to customers' desires and needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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