The Forum

The Business Of Upholstery => The Business Of Upholstery => Topic started by: alfredsupholstery on September 18, 2020, 12:23:10 pm

Title: Looking for a Marine Canvas /Upholstery Technician at Alfred's Upholstery & Co.
Post by: alfredsupholstery on September 18, 2020, 12:23:10 pm

Alfred's Upholstery & CO. is a growing, family-owned company with 23 years in business in Maine. Alfred's is in the heart of the Alfred village and is a leading manufacturer in Maine's marine upholstery industry. We are looking to add a Marine Canvas/Upholstery Technician to our team to support overall growth and maintain the high demand workload.

At Alfred's, we pride ourselves on the quality and integrity of our work and striving to exceed our customer's expectations. We are looking for someone with these same ideals who is interested in a long-term career; someone that truly takes pride in their work & enjoys a setting where you have a new focus weekly and sometimes daily. The right candidate must be an enthusiastic self-starter, enjoy working independently, be willing and able to learn new techniques, have high attention to detail and quality, have a sense of urgency in their efforts, and embrace switching gears as needed.

•   Forethought to plan and lay out a job
•   Templating and pattern making
•   Following design specifications
•   Ability to use both hand and power tools
•   Able to lift at least 50 pounds
•   Skills that are highly advantageous: industrial sewing machine experience, marine industry experience, upholstery experience, ability to calculate accurate yardage and foam usage

•   Paid time off
•   Holiday Pay
•   Personal/ Sick Time

Starting Pay:
$25 per hour, commiserate with experience.
Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $25 per hour

Interested candidates, please send resume and cover letter to with the job title as the subject of the email.
Title: Re: Looking for a Marine Canvas /Upholstery Technician at Alfred's Upholstery & Co.
Post by: bobbin on April 16, 2021, 07:41:11 am
I wonder if you have found someone to fill your position.  I ask because I live in your general area and know well how difficult it is to find skilled, reliable help.  I now work for myself after yrs. of "workin' for the man".  I trained numerous candidates for my employer only to watch them bail after 2-3 mos. of careful supervision. 

The skilled trades are in peril! too many newbies fail to appreciate the necessary attention to detail required; it's NOT "from the neck down" work (not by a long shot!).  In spite of need, I find entirely too many candidates unwilling to do what they must do to achieve anything close to "mastery" of basic skills.  It's discouraging for me.  NO ONE wants to do the work required to learn a trade that's reliable, increasingly in demand, and offers the luxury of self-employment!