Organization: Industries of the Blind
Supports sewing operations by performing one or more operations on an assigned piece of equipment or sewing machine, in order to produce components or products in accordance with product and quality specifications. Must stand for 8-hour shift and learn to use a semi-automatic or automatic sewing machine.
•Thread sewing machine for operation and sew product in accordance with specifications. Aligns machines to ensure proper stitch count.
•Perform repairs for sewing defects and monitors product to verify that quality standards are being met.
•Monitor equipment to ensure that proper safety equipment is in place before operation. Improves productivity by suggesting better ways to maintain equipment, reduce costs, etc.
•Properly complete any other duties and responsibilities designated by supervision.
•Prefer 3-5 years’ experience in commercial sewing.
•Physical ability to stand for entire shift and perform assigned production tasks.
•Use standard tools such as snips, scissors, tweezers, needle threaders, etc.
•Thread machines, change bobbins and needles, start machine, align materials, control pedal, and sew straight lines.
•Understand and learn quality standards for assigned tasks and verify that product quality is acceptable. Must know how to distinguish among standard types of stitches and seams and be able to measure stitches and read standard ruler, or otherwise ensure that standards are met.