Dulles, Virginia
Compensation Grade: T18Salary
Feb 08, 2019
Feb 18, 2019
Full Time
Compensation Grade: T18Salary Range:


Opening Date: February 8, 2019

Closing Date: February 16, 2019Please Note: All job announcements close at 11:59 p.m. of the day before the posted closing date.

As an Upholsterer, you will repair and recondition upholstery and seating structures in airport terminals and other airport spaces, mobile lounges, and fleet vehicles.


Serves in the Structures and Grounds Division of the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Repairs and/or reconditions upholstery and frames of seating structures in airport terminals, concourses, and office spaces; mobile lounges; and seats, door panels, and headliners in fleet vehicles. Fabricates items for special purposes. Repairs/replaces carpeting throughout the airport. Performs related functions.


Prioritizes work orders to minimize any disruption to the airport's operations.

Determines supplies required for upholstery projects.

Periodically inspects mobile lounges and terminal seating for alignment of seats and rips or tears in the upholstery or carpeting.

Repairs rips and tears in upholstery or carpeting in mobile lounges and terminals.

Performs preventive maintenance of upholstery and carpeting.

Coordinates with the equipment maintenance shops for upholstery replacement/repairs to vehicle upholstery, panels, and carpets in mobile lounges.

Lays out and installs new carpet squares.

Repairs bumper pads at the terminal and concourse docking areas.

May take measurements; compute yardage; and fabricate curtains, draperies and protective covers.

May install all kinds of carpeting, repair airport flags, and sew leather holsters and belts.

May perform collateral duties, including building picture frames and erecting traffic signs.

May participate in snow removal.

Maintains an inventory of materials and advises the supervisor of the need to order supplies when they are running low.

Maintains upholstery shop.

Provides daily reports of work performed to the supervisor.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Three years of progressively responsible experience in upholstery work.

Knowledge of and ability to perform journey-level upholstery work.

Knowledge of and ability to use upholstery techniques.

Knowledge of and ability to select upholstery materials.

Skill in cutting, assembling, fitting, and sewing cover pieces to exact sizes and shapes.

Skill in laying out, cutting, and installing carpeting.

Skill in using upholstery and carpeting tools and equipment.

Ability to work safely and knowledge of the safety rules, regulations, and procedures to do so.

Ability to make detailed analyses of data and information, with emphasis on using shop mathematics.

Knowledge of and ability to follow safety rules and procedures.

Skill in using a computer, computerized work order and time and attendance systems.


Experience working on upholstery for heavy equipment.


A high school diploma or a Certificate of General Educational Development (GED).


A state driver's license in good standing.

Licensed as a Class B Commercial Driver (CDL) from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles within 90 days of hire, promotion, or placement into the position.


Operates vehicle airside and landside (requires AOA permit).

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

Work requires moderate to heavy physical exertion (lifting objects up to 45 pounds). May bend, stoop, crouch, and work in a cramped position or work on roofs and ladders.

May be subject to potential hazards from dust, dirt, grease, noise from power tools and vibrations of equipment, and possible cuts or needle punctures. Wears personal protective equipment as necessary.

May be subject to hold-over and recall on a 24-hour basis for essential services and emergencies.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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