JOB OPENINGS

Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers.

Featured Openings

Upholstery Pattern Maker - Product Development

Basic Function: Under the direction of the Department Manager, this individual is responsible for the creation of products with new or different characteristics that offer new or additional benefits to the customer.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Grow company revenues by developing new products.
  • Work closely with manager to develop prototypes for products.
  • Work with vendors to identify issues with incoming products.
  • Advise vendors on best practices and methods to correct issues.
  • Participate in quality assurance process.
  • Participate in creating, launching, or implementing new products.
  • Assist with developing methodology to test and measure products and applications.
  • Generate products and services from inception to commercialization for customers.
  • Take photos of frames, spring up and upholstery- step by step for documentation
  • Spring up (mostly sinuous and webbing) and Upholster new pattern samples.
  • Assist in documenting spec sheets for parts and materials (springs, webbing, poly, etc.)
  • Work with product management team to ensure process is efficient.
  • Work with suppliers and regional marketing teams to deliver quality products.
  • Ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to execute product development plan.
  • Make patterns for cutting upholstery using AutoCAD.
  • Setup specs in excel for production, spring up, cutting, sewing, and upholstery department.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three - Five years furniture experience and should have solid upholstery experience including inside and trimming experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel.
  • Able to handle customer conflict with diplomacy while keeping focus on assertiveness and results. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be organized, analytical, and possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must possess the ability to work well individually or as a member of department team.
  • High School Diploma or GED

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com


IBM AS400 & IBM iSeries Programmer

  • Knowledge in application development on the AS400 with RPG, CL, SDA and ILE application tools.
  • Knowledge of the entire range of RPG development code is a plus.
  • Using systems analysis of user and data requirements to produce manufactured furniture is the goal.
  • Data query using SQL and other reporting tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge in EDI, email from AS400 is a plus.

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com


Spring Up Operator

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Finishers

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Upholstery Bed Builder

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Ottoman Builder

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Final Product Inspectors

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Packers

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Warehouse/Shipping Positions

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Sewers

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Lectra Cutting Machine Operators

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Cushion and Flatwork Sewers

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Cushion Filler

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Inside Upholsters

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Trimmers

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.


Brass Nail Operator

Conover, NC

Benefits include:

Medical | Dental | Vision | 401K Plan | 5 Paid Holidays | 2 Weeks Vacation (July 4th & Christmas) FSA Benefits | Optional Life Insurance | Company paid Life Insurance – 2 times your annual salary & Short/Long Term Disability

Submit your resume to HRDepartment@UniversalFurniture.com
or apply in person at 1099 2nd Ave Pl SE, Conover, NC 28613 between 8 am - 5pm.

Universal Furniture is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.