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Textron Upholsterer 3 in Wichita, Kansas

Upholsterer 3



To assemble precision aircraft seats, cut upholstery material, upholster aircraft assemblies and print

letters, numbers and other markings for production aircraft parts. May be required to work while under

the guidance of higher graded operators.


I. Performs a variety of diversified bench assembly, upholstery and fabrication of soft goods

operations on aircraft.

II. Installation of control mechanisms, arm and head rests, seat belts, life vest, etc. Assembly and

disassembly operations on precision aircraft seats and makes adjustments for proper operation.

Requires the use of power tools

III. Performs trimming, forming, and adjusting operations to complete interior components to exacting

standards. Requires knowledge of material characteristics and proper techniques of adhesive


IV. Marks and cuts upholstering material in accordance with patterns. May require minor decision

making involving judgment in cutting lines and pattern placement to avoid wasted material. May

require bonding operations. Uses hand shears, electric cutters and other machines in cutting

upholstery material.

V. Fabricates silk screen fixtures, photo foil operations and applies decals and other adhesive

markings. Exercises some judgment to position parts and maintain paint consistency. May set up

and operate engraver to cut letters. Coordinates with a variety of departments to accomplish

work. Cleans, stores and maintains silk screen equipment. Maintains a stock record of parts,

decals and silk screen printed items. Familiar with paint quality standards.

VI. Ability to read and write to interpret basic drawings. Ability to work from detailed instructions and

minor decision making.

VII. Responsible for the quality of own work.

VIII. Performs other related duties as required.



Must have a high school diploma, an equivalent certificate, or bronze level WorkKeys certification to

interpret blueprints, apply shop math, and use some measuring devices.


Requires a minimum of 3 months of experience in upholstery, bench upholstery, or related mechanical


This role is eligible for $4,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus (effective 7/28/2022 – 12/31/2022)

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation:

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • Paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance (terms and conditions apply)

  • Flight training courses and bonuses (terms and conditions apply)

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EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift Second Shift

Req ID: 305946