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Upholsterer - 1st Shift - Bruce, MS

Company Overview


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We know finding the right job that fits your life is important. If you're looking for a manufacturing role in a company that offers a diverse and inclusive work environment, stability, competitive wages, and growth opportunities, then Haworth is the place for you! Regardless of your skill level or background, we believe everyone can contribute to our company's success. We value our members and invest in their development and well-being to help them succeed.


In business for more than 70 years, Haworth is a family-owned, global leader in office furniture and architectural interiors. In addition to our heritage of innovative design and quality products, we are proud of our members who have contributed to our company's success and stability.

You're looking for a good job, and we're looking for good people. Let's meet!


Why Haworth? Find out here!

Here at Haworth, our Members enjoy the following benefits from their first day of employment:

  • 3.5 weeks (18 days) of paid time off and an option to purchase an additional week
  • Priority Health Insurance
  • 401k Benefit 
  • Annual bonus programs
  • Company provided Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement program
  • 4 hours of paid volunteer time off
  • Zero waste to landfill company which provides personal on-site recycling drop-of

Job Overview

We are currently looking for a Upholsterer I to join our team in Bruce, MS.

Upholsters seats and backs for seating products, utilizing Haworth and specially ordered customer fabric, leather, and vinyl. Manually positions fabrics to appropriate parts, forms edges, and attached fabric with staples. Inspects fabric and parts per quality specifications.

Major Responsibilities

  • Performs duties to ensure department and plant meet daily and weekly work load requirements.
  • References material labels and verifies against productions tickets, ensuring pieces are upholstered per order specifications.
  • Upholsterers various styles of products, utilizing proper molds, presses, and tools such as heat knives, to meet production requirements.  Continuously pulls, pushes, and tugs materials, equivalent to 10- to 24-pounds lift, and staples into place.  Requires fine motor skills to use crochet hook to pick up pre-tied loops.
  • Inspects all upholstered parts for fabric flaws, weave alignment, seam position, proper alignment of glued subassembly, and correct contours and fabric shade, ensuring Haworth quality specifications are met.
  • Follows all safety requirements and communicates any safety concerns.
  • Maintains safety and cleanliness of work area by performing various housekeeping duties, including work center preventive maintenance.
  • Frequently loads, unloads, and/or positions materials/parts, weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally more (assistance given with heavier objects by work partner[s]), requiring bending, lifting, reaching, pulling, pushing, and/or twisting.
  • Completes appropriate paperwork.
  • Flexes work schedule as business demands; may work more than eight hours per day and/or forty hours per week, including weekends and/or holidays.
  • Performs all duties as assigned to ensure department and plant meet daily and weekly production requirements.

Do you meet these qualifications?


  • High school graduate or equivalent (equivalent is defined as equivalent degree OR job-specific work experience OR combination of education and job-specific work experience; three years job-specific work experience equals one year of formal education).



  • Two years manufacturing experience, including six months upholstery experience.



  • Frequent exposure to steam, dampness, sharp edges, and fumes from cutting fabric with heat knife.
  • Eye protection required; hearing protection may be required.
  • Continuously pulls, pushes, and tugs materials, equivalent to 10- to 24-pounds lift.  Lifts and moves material/product weighing up to 50 pounds, occasionally more (assistance given with heavier objects).
  • Walks, bends, twists, turns, and lifts while performing functions of position.
  • Constant mental and visual alertness required to avoid potential serious injury to self and others in work group.


Current and continuing right to work in the United States without sponsorship required.

Ideally, you have also demonstrated the following:

  • Ability to utilize precision measuring instruments.
  • Excellent vision and color perception essential.
  • Ability to work as contributing member within team environment.
  • Ability to continuously pull, push, and tug material, equivalent to 10- to 24-pounds lift, into place.
  • Ability to frequently lift/move material weighing up to 50 pounds.

Haworth Values

At Haworth, we have a strong set of values that guide our business and help us align with our customers.

We listen to our Customers. We rely on our Members. We honor Integrity. We embrace Continuous Learning. We lead with Design. We create Value. We work to make the World better.

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EEO, ADA, AA Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Haworth will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected genetic information, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, religion, height, weight, other protected group status, or any other basis protected by the laws where we employ people. 

Haworth's AAP programs are available for applicant review.  Requests can be made to your Recruiter to review during regular business hours.

This organization participates in E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

If you have questions about any of the above policies, or if you require an ADA accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team at or (616) 393-1600.

Requisition:  18040

Nearest Major Market: Greenwood

Job Segment: Upholstery, Manufacturing

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