Position Description

Various Roles - Freedman Seating
Location Chicago, IL
Job Function Manufacturing
Employer Name Freedman Seating
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Position Summary Entry level manufacturing positions described below.

  Duties and Responsibilities: Material Handler 

  • Abides OSHA and FSC rules and regulations for safety.
  • Wear typical protection gear in an environment that contain dust, odors and noise.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Read customer orders, shipping pick list or bill of lading to determine items to be moved or shipped.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Mark materials/packaging with identifying information.
  • Manage parts and maintain inventory records.
  • May operate forklift to transport materials within the plant.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  Physical Demands

  • Required to stand for long periods of time and walk frequently.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move objects of 50 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to cover other shifts/overtime as necessary.
  • Must be able to bend and squat frequently.
  • Must be able to stand for 8 hours or more daily.


  Duties and Responsibilities: Upholster

  • Wear typical protection gear in an environment that contain dust, odors and noise.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Reads blueprint and or order for cover specifications.
  • Install and/or repair webbing and springs.
  • Stitch, glue, nail and tack fabric in place.
  • Obtains correct seat cover and seat frame for order.
  • Pull plastic over foam padding.
  • Pull seat cover over plastic and foam padding on seat back and seat bottom.
  • Uses a stick with a hook to pull and stretch fabric over seat as necessary.
  • Uses a stuffer to tuck fabric of seat cover.
  • Uses a hog ring gun to staple the seat cover onto the frame.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  Duties and Responsibilities: Packer

  • Cleans packaging containers.
  • Lines and pads crates and assembles cartons.
  • Obtains and sorts product.
  • Wraps protective material around product.
  • Starts, stops, and regulates speed of conveyor.
  • Inserts or pours product into containers or fills containers from spout or chute.
  • Weighs containers and adjusts quantity.
  • Nails, glues, or closes and seals containers.
  • Labels containers, container tags, or products.
  • Sorts bundles or filled containers.
  • Packs special arrangements or selections of product.
  • Inspects materials, products, and containers at each step of packaging process.
  • Records information such as weight, time, and date packaged.
  • Other duties as assigned

  Required Knowledge and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Minimum of 6 months experience and/or training; Or combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individual.
  • Attention to detail and problem solver.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Basic math and measurement skills.
  • Ability to read blueprints, picklist and orders.
  • Ability to read English.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
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