Aircraft Maintenance (MRO)

Upholsterer / Sewing Expert


  • Posted 3 months ago
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee

Upholstery/Sewing Expert Technician


LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking a Upholstery/Sewing Expert Technician with repair experience on corporate aircraft for an opportunity in Chattanooga, TN


This hourly, non-exempt full-time position requires a thorough understanding of aircraft interiors in addition to an advanced knowledge of upholstered items found in aircraft interiors. Modifications, sewing, repair, refurbishment and reinstallation of interior components are primary functions. Evaluate and adjust on modifications essential. Job duties will vary each day and are designated by the Upholstery Supervisor May be required to work independently.

Perform major modifications to seats and related items as required.
Possess a working familiarity with different seat styles typical to aircraft.
Work independently on projects when required.
Work independently when required.
Perform complete upholstery refurbishment of aircraft seats from start to finish. Such duties include inspection , disassembly and assembly, prep work, foam work, patterning, sewing and installation of dress covers.
Maintenance and repair of shop facility, equipment and tooling when required.
Cleanliness of shop and surroundings.
Assist with training to ensure job knowledge and performance of lesser-experienced employees.
Diagnose seat problems in and out of the aircraft and perform necessary corrective actions.
Possess a thorough understanding of FAA flammability requirements for all materials used.
Complete all required paperwork per work order book.
Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum qualifications :

 valid drivers license approved for airline travel and/or a valid passport is ideal, but not required

3 – 5 years experience on aircraft upholstery.
Knowledge of materials and foams used in aviation.
Knowledge of repairs and techniques used on various seat styles.
1 – 2 years heavy modifications preferred.

Self-motivated and able to maintain a rapid pace.
Process work with minimal supervision.
Written and verbal communication skills.

Attend work every day as scheduled to include overtime and weekend assignments.
Notify supervisor in advance of shift starting if unable to work.
Must have reliable transportation to get to work each and every day.
Perform all work in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
Follow all company and safety rules during performance of duties.
Maintain customer oriented work habits.
Perform major modification work.
Training of lesser-experienced employees.

Other technicians in interior shop or other departments.
Upholstery Team Leader, Install Team Lead assigned to that project, Interior Supervisor and Interior Manager.
Company sales representatives.
Customers or outside vendors.

Physical Requirements     
Lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
Routine walking, bending and squatting or sitting.
Routing or repetitive physical motion with arms and hands with emphasis on grasping, feeling and finger dexterity.
Stand for long periods.

Mental Requirements     
Understanding and implementation of regulations and guidelines including but not limited to OSHA, haz mat, etc.
Communicate with employees, customers and vendors in a professional manner.
Work with others in a professional manner.
Research various items and fill out a work order book properly.
Plan and organize procedures and operations.

Will work under supervision of assigned Team Leader and Interior Management.
May be directed to supervise other technicians in some capacity.
Work with no supervision when required.

Working Conditions     
The majority of work will be accomplished in a heated hangar or shop area.
Work in aircraft on ramp on occasion.,
Varied positions in and around the aircraft.

Equipment Used     
Personal hand tools supplied by the technician.
Electrical power tools such as sanders, saws, power drills, etc.
Computer, copy machine, fax machine, etc.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Why Choose LAUNCH?

A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH offers you an ACA compliant benefit package including company-sponsored medical insurance with multiple plans to choose from. Our Minimum Essential Coverage is offered to every employee who does not have coverage elsewhere at no cost to you! LAUNCH also offers a 401(k) program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


If you’re ready to LAUNCH your career, you’ve found an employer that can take you to new heights. 


Upholstery Technician

Aircraft Maintenance (MRO)

LAUNCH hires a variety of mechanics and technicians to work with our clients in the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft and their components. This includes the repair, service and inspection of aircraft to ensure their safety and airworthiness. From A, B, C and D checks to line and routine maintenance, LAUNCH has jobs for you.

Our clients are located across the country and are in maintenance hangars, airports, aircraft manufacturing sites and component facilities. Whether you’re a licensed A&P Mechanic, a seasoned Avionics Technician, a skilled Structures Technician or an Inspector, LAUNCH has a wide range of aviation jobs available. In addition, we offer positions for entry-level aircraft mechanics just out of trade school who are ready to start their careers.

LAUNCH offers our contract mechanics the ability to work on a variety of aircraft in settings and locations based on their preferences. We’ll help get you to work at a top job and help you find your next position when your contract ends. You’ll advance your skills along the way and add valuable experience to your resume. Apply today to get started!

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