Minnesota, United States

Upholstery Shop Manager – Brainerd Lakes, MN

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Job Title:  Upholstery Shop Manager

Employment location:  Brainerd Lakes, MN

Job Summary

The employer provides top quality Automotive, Marine, Residential and Commercial furniture upholstery design and repair services for the entire Brainerd Lakes, MN area.

The employer is looking for self-motivated individuals with great attitudes and work ethic, who are able to take direction in order to complete jobs with limited supervision. We enjoy the highest standard of workmanship and accuracy, along with excellence in responsibility and trust.

The Upholstery Shop Manager will interact with customers and the upholstery technicians to establish design & define customer expectations, communicate the job requirements to the team, order materials, and contact the customer for pickup/delivery.

Key Attributes:

Team Player

  • Identifies tasks that need to be accomplished & collaborates with others to get things done
  • Clear communication – verbal and written
  • Enjoys working with others & works well in a team at all levels when needed

Process Improvement

  • Participate in all business processes, & can work with the team to improve processes
  • Enjoys continuous learning and improvement of management skills, logistics, resulting in a safe and efficient work environment, and high-quality product for our customers

Maintain Compliance

  • Ensure all Company Processes are complied with
  • Ensure all Customer requirements are complied with (e.g. material type, design requirements, etc.)


  • 7+ years Leadership and Management
  • 2+ years Upholstery or related experience
  • Experience with a variety of crafts, refinishing, mechanics and repair
  • Ability to work with a variety of objects (car, boat, furniture, etc.)
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools, such as: staple guns, nail guns, hot-knife cutters, and other equipment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with strong organizational skills
  • Must have a strong emphasis on attention to detail
  • Experience in custom design is a plus

Education/Experience Required:

  • The applicant should be confident and have experience in the automotive or related
  • Must be reliable and seeking a long-term career within the company (experience requirement could be reduced based on Portfolio)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Formal training or significant experience in high end auto, aircraft and/or marine upholstery a plus

Upholstery Skills Required:

  • Ability to work with all types of materials including leathers, vinyl, cloth and carpet
  • Flat pattern layout, machine & hand sewing, gluing
  • Seat foam fabrication (build up and contour foam)
  • Ability to use walking foot sewing machine, with experience in a variety of stitching styles and threads to duplicate original seat patterns
  • Must have a strong emphasis on attention to detail and appreciate luxury vehicles
  • Experience in custom design is a plus

General Requirements:

  • Work well individually and as a member of a team
  • Must be able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, squat, and work with heavy components
  • Maintain flexible work schedule (may need to work overtime to meet delivery commitments)
  • Good communication skills, written & spoken
  • Punctual
  • Self-motivated
  • Career oriented
  • Detail oriented
  • Bidding/ estimating upcoming jobs, planning the work, advising on fabrics
  • Drug free
  • Clean criminal background
  • The employer reserves the right to conduct a criminal background check and drug test prior to employment, and per ongoing drug test program requirements per DOT requirements.

  • Location: Minnesota, United States
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance, Operations / Management

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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