Upholstery Supervisor

Work For The Number 1 Yacht Builder In North America

  • Job Title: Upholstery Supervisor
  • Location: Port Angeles, Washington
  • Department: Upholstery Shop
  • Shift Times: Start: 7:00am / End: 3:45pm


The Upholstery Supervisor directs and oversees upholstery employees to ensure the completion of assigned tasks on schedule, within budget and at the required level of quality in the production of Westport luxury yachts.  The Supervisor will work on the production floor alongside upholstery employees.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan, schedule and assign work tasks to subordinates.
  • Ensure that equipment and supplies are available to complete tasks assigned.
  • Inspect work as necessary to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Instruct subordinates in use of proper documentation, tools and techniques.
  • Resolve problems that may interfere with production.
  • Explain, model and enforce company policies and safety rules.
  • Participate in hiring, rewarding, disciplining and terminating activities with Management and Human Resources as appropriate.
  • Collect data, keep records and report progress to Management as required.
  • Manage the Time Clock system to ensure that employees are properly paid.
  • Communicate employee issues and concerns to Management.
  • As a member of the Westport management team, maintain high personal standards and set an example for employees.
  • Support other Westport Supervisors and Managers.
  • Utilize air staple gun, commercial sewing machine, serger, and scissors.
  • Apply fabric and leather to panels, chairs, headboards, bunk rails and other furniture.
  • Maintain and participates in keeping personal work area, shop and tools clean and safe.
  • Wear appropriate PPE including safety glasses, fall protection, etc.
  • Move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Repetitive use of hands for simple grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation required.
  • Frequent standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, ladder and stair climbing and occasional crawling, twisting and lying.
  • Visual acuity capable of reading 1/8” on a ruler.
  • Prior upholstery experience.
  • Five years of sewing experience.
  • Basic math, reading and communication skills.
  • Ability to follow verbal, written and pictorial instructions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team.
  • Ability to teach and train.
  • Problem-solving skills.
Additional Job Functions:
  • Must maintain an excellent attendance record following all company policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook and safety rules.
  • Expected to work overtime and flexible hours as needed to meet production schedules and departmental needs.
Other Preferred Skills / Abilities:
  • Prior Supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in boat-building.
  • Formal education beyond high school.

Safety Requirements:

  • Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including and not limited to gloves, chemical resistant Tyvek clothing, safety glasses, hard hat and or a respirator may need to be worn when handling hazardous products or working in hazardous environments.
  • Maintain and participates in keeping personal work area, shop and tools clean and in proper working order to ensure safe working environment.
  • Hazardous materials are used in the production process. Employees must follow all safety guidelines and know evacuation procedures, the location of first aid stations and MSDS locations in areas they work or visit on Company property.
Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms, to stand, walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, push or pull and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is a production floor setting and is usually noisy and dusty. It does not always maintain a consistent temperature but is dry. Noise levels are moderate to high with some chemical odors present. When on the production floor, PPE is required where noted.

Total Compensation:

At Westport, L.L.C., your base wage is only a portion of your overall compensation package. When you add in the additional benefits below to our competitive base wage you can increase your total compensation up to 25%.

  • Health insurance benefits options, including medical, prescription, vision, dental, basic group life and short term disability.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health flex and dependent care expenses
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan options
  • Paid time off for all regular FT employees
  • Paid holidays

Available Jobs

Download Westport Job Application:

Westport Yachts Job Application
(Acrobat PDF – 195KB)

1) Download and Print Application
2) Fax Application To: +1 888-389-5142

Completed Applications May Also Be Sent To:

Westport  Human Resources
3500 East Highway 101
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: +1 360-452-5095

Westport L.L.C. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee will be expected to perform other duties as may be assigned to meet the ongoing needs of Westport, L.L.C.

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