Title:  Tape Edger/Closer (USA)

Req ID:  4943
Job Category:  Manufacturing / Truck Driver

Puyallup, WA, US, 98371



Be Part of the Future of Sleep!


At Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB), we're more than a mattress company, we're a leading global sleep company with a mission to help people sleep better so they can live healthier lives. With a 150-year heritage in delivering industry-leading sleep solutions, we own iconic brands including Serta®, Beautyrest®, Simmons® and Tuft & Needle®.


Job Family

Plant Hourly




MFG Hourly

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Slide mattress to table.

Operate leg-clutch to stop and start sewing machine.

Tape-edge close mattresses according to established work instructions using a closing sewing machine. Including closing Hot Melt Bond units, foam-encased pocketed coil units and open coil units that have various specified upholstered layers

Feeds materials into sewing machine as the sewing machine is moved around mattress. Re-threads sewing machine as needed. Ensures quality standards are maintained.

Corrects any defective taping on mattresses.

Lifts or slides finished mattress onto take away conveyor.

Changes the needle and binding tape for the sewing machine as needed.

Maintains clean work area and follows proper safety procedures. Sweeps floors as needed.

Makes any necessary sewing machine adjustments and handles basic maintenance of machine such as lubrication.

Provide assistance in other areas of mattress building as requested.

Functional/Technical Competencies

Good eye/hand coordination

Ability to interpret and support standards, policies and procedures established by Company


Basic ability to read and write English

Demonstrate ability and willingness to work safely, take initiative, multi-task, and work both independently and as part of a team

Experience in sewing machinery and/or in a manufacturing environment is preferred

Must be 18 years or age

High School graduate or equivalent GED

Prior assembly or manufacturing experience preferred.

Job Factors/Work Environments

A clean and safe work area and exposure to high noise decibels, hot raw materials, fire-retardant materials and limited chemical

Personal Protective Equipment is required to be worn for any hazards.

Safety-focused, fast-paced manufacturing plant engaged in Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement.

Key Relationships

Supervised by Production Manager and/or Production Supervisor, Lead Coordinators


Results Focus
Project Management
Problem Solving/Analysis


Why work at Serta Simmons Bedding?


When you join SSB, you become part of a winning and diverse team that is excited and committed to helping people get better sleep. We provide inspiring career opportunities, competitive benefits, employee perks, and the chance to be part of the future of sleep.


Benefits and Perks (USA, Salary non-union- optional):

  • Health, Dental, and Vision (starts on day one)
  • Annual employee contribution to HSA
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid Time Off / Vacation
  • 12 company holidays
  • Sick days
  • Company paid short- and long-term disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Discount programs including Friends and family discounts
  • Referral Bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Employees are required to comply with COVID policies established by a vendor or customer.


It is our policy to abide by all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, with respect to all terms and conditions of employment, based solely on a person’s race, color, religious creed/religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping or expression), medical condition genetic information (including family medical history), or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.


SSB will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who need them, as required by law.


The hiring salary range for this position applies to where legally required, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle