Job Title: Sewing Machine Operator-Full-Time
EEO Category: Operatives
Exempt (Y/N): No
EEO Job Group: Sewing Machine Operators
Reports to: Sewing Supervisor
Last Updated on: November 10, 2014
Operate sewing or non-sewing machine or other manual tools to join, gather, hem, reinforce, mark or decorate articles.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Must meet AbilityOne requirements.
- Place spool of thread on spindle of machine and draws thread through machine guides, tensions and eye of needle.
- Insert bobbin into shuttle and draws thread through slot in shuttle or draws thread through guide and loop eye.
- Press knee lever, depress pedal, or move hand lever to raise presser foot or spread feed cups.
- Position parts to be joined under presser foot and needle and lowers presser foot.
- Start, stop, and control speed of machine with pedal or knee lever, and/or hand control.
- Guide parts under needle following edges, seams, guides on machine bed or markings on part.
- Observe stitching to detect defects and notifies supervisor or sewing machine mechanic when defects are caused by machine malfunction.
- Select sewing supplies such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread or welt according to specifications or color of material.
- Cut excess thread or material.
- Must follow all machine safety rules.
- Required working hours are 32 hours or more.
- This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirement of a minimum 70% efficiency rating. The requirements listed on the job analysis form are representative of the skills, and/or ability required.
Education: High School diploma or GED preferred, but not required.
Experience: No experience required, training will be provided upon hire.
Specific Skills: None.
Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: None required.
Other Skills and Abilities: Good mechanical aptitude to be able to make the machine adjustments.
Physical Demands: Occasionally stands, walks, pushes/ pulls, and reaches. Continuously sits and grasps. Must be able to lift/move up to 5 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment: Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. May be exposed to loud manufacturing work environment.
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