UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

 

Specification for Class

 

FURNITURE REPAIR WORKER

 

 

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

 

8853 (WFSE SKILLED TRADES)

 

BASIC FUNCTION

 

Repair and upholster furniture, automobile and truck seats; fabricate seat covers; fabricate, repair, and maintain venetian blinds.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS 

 

Positions allocated to this class are distinguished by the requirement for performing skilled work in the fitting, cutting, sewing, and preparation of cloth, plastics, and hardware and installing those components on furniture, walls, windows, and other equipment and facilities.  Incumbents must also have skills in working with wood and metals as required to perform the assignment.

 

TYPICAL WORK 

 

Repair and reupholster furniture by removing old covering, repairing and making new parts as required, retying springs, repadding, cutting, and tailoring new covers, hand sewing where required, and installing the covers by means of tacking, stapling, nailing, gluing, sewing, etc.;

 

Make and repair window shades by installing rollers, shade cloth, and replacing hardware; make and repair movie screens;

 

Disassemble damaged or worn furniture; replace broken parts and missing hardware; reassemble furniture; fasten and glue wooden parts;

 

Remove old finishes by sanding or chemical action; fill cracks and holes and apply new finish;

 

Repair and replace venetian blinds, shades, awnings, and drapes;

 

Operate woodworking machines, hand tools, and equipment;

 

May operate motor vehicle; transport equipment between campus locations as required;

 

May perform work in other trades;

 

Perform related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Journey status as an upholsterer or, three years' experience as an upholsterer helper, or two years' experience as an upholsterer helper plus completion of a vocational training course in upholstering.

 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

 

Examination Requirements:  

 

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

 

The Higher Ed job class, Furniture Repair Worker class , 5348, was created 01-03-73 and the Minimum Qualifications were revised 07-02-90.

Through Civil Service Reform job class 5348, Furniture Repair Worker and the General Government job class 76700, Upholsterer, were consolidated into DOP job class 612E, Furniture Repairer, adopted 05-10-07, effective 07-01-07. New to WFSE Skilled Trades, Furniture Repairer, class code 8853