An Automotive Upholsterer is a person who repairs, reconditions and replaces upholstery, general interior furnishings and fabric tops of automobiles, trucks, buses.
Automotive Upholsterers work with synthetic fabrics such as PVC or plastics, or they may work with leather. They may sew by hand or use sewing machines and cutters. Those workers involved in custom production and repair work closely with customers and must be able to take the job from concept to completion. They may work from plans and specifications to lay out, cut and assemble upholstery materials. Upholstery fabrics are attached by sewing, gluing, tacking or stapling, either by hand or with power tools.
Automotive Upholsterers are required to spend a lot of time on their feet or bending and crouching, moving in and around cars, buses or pleasure crafts as they work on seats, dashes, door panels, and tops. Some lifting may be required. This work tends to be solitary, especially for the self-employed and those who work in small shops. Each worker generally completes their task independent of others. Outside of new construction, Automotive Upholsterers are most often involved in restoration and replacement work, as well as insurance based projects and custom installations.
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