An industrial sewing machine operator utilizes a sewing machine in order to perform sewing operations for medical pads and restraint straps. This includes assembling covers and restraint straps by sewing the material with an industrial sewing machine to create a strong seam that can withstand regular hospital wear. Our sewing machine operators must adjust the sewing machines according to the specifications provided to them for the project at hand. They must also adjust machine controls and regulate stitching speeds for each order they work on. It is important for all operators to possess in-depth knowledge of industrial sewing machines. Also, must have good hand-eye coordination and be able to cope with moderate physical effort.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Start and operate an industrial sewing machine that automatically joins or reinforces material or restraint strap material.
- Ability to identify the purchase order next in the production sequence.
- Draw thread through guides, tensions, and needles; as well as adjust the sewing machine's functions according to the fabric type.
- Position items under needle, using markings on fabric or edge of fabric as guides.
- Turn knobs, screws, dials to adjust settings of sewing machine according to current project and observation of operation.
- Guide material under the sewing machine needle and presser foot to sew material together.
- Responsible for topstitching and closing seams on boot pads which will include feeding foam & fabric beneath the sewing machine presser foot. Will also have access to and training on a 'topstitch machine' for this task if desired.
- Repair any missing stitches or unsatisfactory sewing work as directed by the supervisor.
- Observe sewing machine operation to detect any stitching or machine malfunction and notify supervisor.
- Keep machine in good working order, tasks which include keeping their work station neat and tidy, oil the sewing machine bobbin and change needles as needed.
- Identify discrepant material and follow the non‐conforming process.
- Basic oral and written comprehension of the English language
- Basic math skills
- Good hand‐eye coordination
- Ability to sit for 8 hours or more on a daily basis
- Able to follow directions
- Must adapt to a fast‐paced environment
- Knowledge of how an industrial sewing machine functions
- Previous industrial sewing experience
- Ability to use measuring tools
- Knowledge of purchase order priority
- Capability to read and understand a blueprint
First shift from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday in an air‐conditioned environment.
Optional overtime as needed may consist of up to one hour before and/or after their shift and up to four hours on Saturdays.
- Sitting for extended periods of time.
- Repetitive tasks daily
- Using hands and wrists to feed fabric and/or foam & fabric under a presser foot with moderate pressure.
- Light lifting < 15lbs
COMPETITIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE:
- Paid Vacation and Holidays
- Robust Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance Plans
- Employer Funded HRA
- Supplemental Insurance available (Short-term & Long-term Disability, Accident, Life, etc.)
- 401K with company match after probationary period