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Sewing Machine Operator

Posted: 11/18/2021

Job Title: Sewer

Department: Tarp Fabrication

Summary:

    Operate sewing machine to join, gather, hem, reinforce, or decorate articles by performing the following duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Place the spool of thread on the spindle of the machine and draw the thread through machine guides, tension, and the eye of the needle.

    Insert bobbin into the shuttle and draw thread through the slot in the shuttle wall, or draw thread through the guide and looper eye. 

    Press knee lever, depress pedal, or move hand lever to raise presser foot or spread feed cups.

    Start, stop, and control speed of machine with pedal or knee lever

    Guide parts under needle following edges, seams, guides on machine ed or markings on part.

    Observe stitching to detect defect s and notify supervisor or Sewing Machine Repairer when defects are caused by machine malfunction

    Select sewing supplies such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread, welt, velcro or rope, according to specifications or color of material

    Cut excess thread or material. Oil machine

    Attendance and dependability are essential job functions, you must report to work on time and accurately complete the daily duties assigned.

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, or one to three months experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

    Ability to compute rate, ratio and percentages

    Must be able to read and use a tape measure accurately.

Language Skills

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

    Ability to write simple correspondence, and effectively present information in one-on-one and/or small group situations to customers and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability 

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

    Ability to deal with problems involving several 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 stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear.

    The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

    The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions

    The noise level in the work environment is usually loud

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