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Sewing Machine Operator

Alternative HR, LLC
Job Description

A local company is seeking a skilled Sewing Machine Operator for a part time, direct hire position.

The Sewing/Design Assistant will assist with garment development and modification, including operating various sewing machines, pattern drafting and all other aspects of production of custom designed garments. 

Essential Functions – Machine Operation

  • Operating many different types of sewing machines, including cover stitch, blind stitch, merrow, and straight stitch industrials as well as home sergers and sewing machines
  • Mount attachments, such as needles, appropriate machine feet, and adjusts machine guides to match textile requirements.
  • Monitor machine operation to detect problems, such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunction.
  • Activate and adjust machine controls to regulate stitching speed and length, dimensions of gathers and tucks, and material or thread tensions.
  • Activate machine to join, gather, hem, reinforce, or decorate materials.
  • Position materials through feed and guides, or positions and maneuvers under sewing machine presser foot and needle during operation.
  • Examine and measure finished articles to verify conformance to measurements using a ruler/measuring tape. MUST BE ABLE TO READ AND USE A RULER.
  • Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components.
  • Sew materials by hand, using needle and thread.
  • Position, marks and/or pins seams in place to prepare for machine sewing.
  • Replace needles and maintain equipment.
  • Cut materials according to specifications, or cut excess material or thread from finished product using scissors.
  • Select supplies, such as binding, cord, or thread, according to specifications or material color.

Essential Functions – pattern drafting

  • Work with pattern paper and/or oaktag to develop new clothing designs.
  • Examine and measure finished articles to verify conformance to measurements using a ruler or measuring tape. MUST BE ABLE TO READ AND USE A RULER.
  • Must be able to break down fractions and measurements accurately.
  • Interpret pattern pieces required for each design.
  • Must be VERY articulate with increments of measurements.
  • Must be familiar with different types of rulers, including curved and T-square rulers.
  • Must be able to cut with different types of scissors accurately on straight and curved lines. 
  • Any other essential function that may occur from time to time as directed by the Owner.
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