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Sports Systems

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted May 1, 2018.

Since 1978, Sport Systems Canada has helped generations of kids participate in sports, by building and installing athletic infrastructure and equipment for people and organizations across Canada, the United States, and around the world. Our high-quality, 100% Canadian-made equipment is in high demand, and we’re looking for a new upholsterer to join our team.  You’re passionate and driven, and looking for a career where your work will have a real impact on the lives of the people you serve. A job with growth, opportunity, and chance to perfect your skills.

As our new upholsterer, your goal in this position is to work from production drawings to complete projects (from wall padding to floor covers to gym mats) error free and with minimal waste. You’re someone who is a strong conceptual thinker, who can look at a blank piece of fabric and envision exactly how to make a drawing come to life. You’re also someone who is never content with the status quo – you’re always seeking to improve your skills, and find ways to improve our process or production efficiency. You take initiative, think independently, and love to take projects and just run with them.

Practically speaking, you will also:
• Lay out, cut, fabricate, and install upholstery
• Tack and glue
• Operate industrial sewing machine with the highest level of safety standards
• Maintain a clean and clutter-free work environment
• Communicate effectively with the design and production teams
• Work with job sheets, production drawings, and blueprints

Ideally you have also have a strong background working with industrial textiles and sewing machines. Whether you’ve worked with vinyl, heavy canvas, Kevlar, ballistic nylon or others, we’re looking for someone who knows how to work with the unique properties of these fabrics.

Working at Sport Systems:

  • This is a full-time permanent position, working Monday-Friday, 7:00am-4:00pm. 
  • Starting salary is $18-$22/hour commensurate with experience. 

We also provide full benefits and vacation. We’ve been a family-owned company for nearly 40 years and we continue to embrace the fun, positive family atmosphere that got us to where we are today. The people who work here believe in the company, the products, and each other – so if you’re looking to build a home and a career with supportive and passionate co-workers, we want to hear from you.

• Experience working with industrial sewing machines
• Previous experience working with heavy duty fabrics/textiles (ie. vinyl, canvas, Kevlar, ballistic nylon)
• Ability to read and work from production drawings and blueprints (Solidworks)
• Physically fit, and able to do a physically-demanding job, including standing for long periods
• Great visual acuity and ability to see the full colour spectrum
• Valid driver’s license, and regular access to a reliable vehicle
• High school diploma or equivalent

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): None


Salary: 18-22$ per hour

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