Profession railway car upholsterer

Railway car upholsterers create manufacturing templates, manufacture and assemble interior components for train carriages. They use power tools, hand tools and CNC machines to prepare and fasten materials. They also inspect incoming materials and prepare the vehicle interior for trim items.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Upholstery tools

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

Skills

  • Use technical documentation

    Understand and use technical documentation in the overall technical process.

  • Align components

    Align and lay out components in order to put them together correctly according to blueprints and technical plans.

  • Carry out measurements of parts

    Operate measurement instruments to measure parts of manufactured objects. Take into consideration specifications of manufacturers to perform the measuring.

  • Fasten components

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

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Read engineering drawings

    Read the technical drawings of a product made by the engineer in order to suggest improvements, make models of the product or operate it.

  • Use power tools

    Operate power driven pumps. Use hand tools or power tools. Use vehicle repair tools or safety equipment.

  • Apply preliminary treatment to workpieces

    Apply preparatory treatment, through mechanical or chemical processes, to the workpiece preceding the main operation.

  • Test electronic units

    Test electronic units using appropriate equipment. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

Optional knowledge and skills

install transport vehicle interior components mechanics of trains tend cnc engraving machine install wall coverings keep records of work progress install plumbing systems tend cnc drilling machine perform upholstery repair upholster transport equipment's interior pieces electrical wiring plans tend cnc metal punch press use manual sewing techniques sew textile-based articles inspect quality of products tend cnc grinding machine tend cnc milling machine manufacture fabric furnishings repair wiring electricity tend cnc laser cutting machine cut fabrics provide customized upholstery install low voltage wiring install transport equipment lighting install floor coverings sew pieces of fabric