Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR
Reports To: Department Supervisor
Summary Operates sewing machine to join, gather, hem, reinforce, or decorate articles by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Additional duties may be assigned.
Places spool of thread on spindle of machine and draws thread through machine guides, tensions, and eye of needle.
Inserts bobbin into shuttle and draws thread through slot in shuttle wall, or draws thread through guide and looper eye.
Presses knee lever, depresses pedal, or moves hand lever to raise presser foot or spread feed cups.
Positions parts to be joined under presser foot and needle and lowers presser foot.
Starts, stops, and controls speed of machine with pedal or knee lever.
Guides parts under needle following edges, seams, guides on machine bed or markings on part.
Observes stitching to detect defects and notifies supervisor or Sewing Machine Repairer when defects are caused by machine malfunction.
Selects sewing supplies such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread, or welt, according to specifications or color of material.
Cuts excess thread or material.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :
Customer Service - Meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Strives to increase productivity.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment 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.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
No experience required. Training provided.
- Full time
- Part time / side job
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