Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

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Sewing machine operator provides leadership to the team in a variety of processes including but not limited to: reviewing design specifications, determine step by step process of garment creation, and train others on various types of sewing equipment to meet specifications.

Sewing Machine Operator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective sewing machine operator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included sewing machine operator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Reading work orders to determine how to sew materials together accurately and efficiently
Cutting materials accurately to meet the work orders and gluing insulation together to prep for sewing
Properly set up the sewing equipment to the specifications required, and operate the machine producing the best quality product possible in a productive manner
Accurately maintain a daily production sheet and properly log all production information and material into the Hagen system
Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor
Operate industrial sewing machines to join pre-cut patterns
Determine which interior style to use according to specifications on order/ticket
Align fabric, backing, wadding, fastener, stays, zipper, appliqu├ęs, staples, tufting pads, embroidery parts, aluminum stays, elastic, Velcro, follows seams, edges, or marking
Sew parts with various types of stitches such as shirring patterns, vertical stitched, all tailored, reversible, non-reversible, surging, straight stitched
Trim excess threads and edges of parts

Sewing Machine Operator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Sewing Machine Operator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sewing machine operator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Bachelor's Degree in General Education, Business, Education

Skills for Sewing Machine Operator

Desired skills for sewing machine operator include:

Appropriate tools to sew with
Basic mathematical operations
Machines and tools
Maintenance
Materials
Methods
Uses
Different fabric types and garment construction
Fabrics and sewing supplies
Operating sewing machines

Desired experience for sewing machine operator includes:

Ability to work independently, work effectively with a team
Experience on 8 head and single head Barudan embroidery machines is required
Experience with Stahl's Hotronix Heat Press machines
Previous Experience in Embroidery is required
Standing up to 8 hours a day on your feet
Should have proven Industrial Sewing Machinist experience

Sewing Machine Operator Examples

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Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of sewing machine operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sewing machine operator
  • Turn parts right side out, and sew opening closed
  • Sew fabric on multi-needle sewing machine
  • Use gauges to insure proper placement of stitches on each piece of fabric
  • Insure no folds in shirring and no skipped stitches
  • Be an active participant in lean manufacturing
  • Attend group meetings periodically to learn new and modified tasks
  • Surging panels
  • Assists in sewing items for authorized partrons
  • Twelve months experience performing work operating a power sewing machine to sew or repair clothing
  • Oils machine
Qualifications for sewing machine operator
  • Must be able to follow all safety rules
  • Prior experience in an industrial environment preferred
  • Must be able to stand, bend, stoop, push, and pull for the duration of a 10-hour shift
  • Must be able to pass sewing machine test
  • Experience in manufacturing or warehouse is a plus
  • Able to submit to a background check and Drug screen
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Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a sewing machine operator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sewing machine operator
  • Starts and stops and controls speed of machine with controls and guides parts under needle following edges, seams or markings on pre-cut materials
  • Performs required daily machine maintenance and adjustment
  • Set up, operate and troubleshoot Industrial Sized sewing machines to sew goods at the highest quality and efficiency standards
  • Prepare machine for garments, manual thread color changes and needle changes when appropriate
  • Machine operating- proper set up and running to ensure quality control
  • Properly measure products according to written and oral instruction
  • Sew in stays as required, place into box, tape box when box ix full and stack on pallet
  • Make sure # on job matches what you are working on
  • Optional health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage, short-term disability, and group life insurance offered by third party vendor
  • Qualifying holiday pay and year end service bonuses
Qualifications for sewing machine operator
  • Requires bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 15lbs
  • Must have experience in industrial sewing (preferably single and double needle)
  • Perform tasks assigned by Lead and/or Production Manager
  • Detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in material, or machine malfunction
  • 6 months of factory or manufacturing experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of the Consew machine is a PLUS
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Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of sewing machine operator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for sewing machine operator
  • Examine finished clothes for compliance and ensure that appropriate tags are sewed on them
  • Count number of garments stitched during a shift and record this information in company provided logs
  • Operating a sewing machine including threading the machine, winding the bobbin, and installing the bobbin
  • Sewing multiple types of fabrics (vinyl, non-woven, hook & loop tape, and webbing)
  • Measuring seam width machines to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread or machine malfunctions
  • Cutting, fabricating and prepping wood products using table saws, pin nailer, and cut off saws
  • Sand and prep surfaces for sanding
  • Use of DA sander, hand drill, miter saw, buffer, laminator
  • Check parts for quality using various gauges
  • Documentation of work completed
Qualifications for sewing machine operator
  • Requires sitting over 80% of the work day
  • Must have sound hand-eye coordination
  • Must be able to cope with moderate physical effort
  • Ability to sew single needle, zig-zag
  • Sews buttons, medals and ranks on marked locations, turns material under and sews straight on small items such as pockets, upper edge of cuff for garments, hems
  • Must have 6 months of stable work history at most recent employer
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Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of sewing machine operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sewing machine operator
  • Sew clothes using sewing machine or other stitching machines (Single Needle, Overlock, etc)
  • Inspect finished product and do finishing touches
  • Hand stitch edges or linings
  • Cutting flame retardant material
  • Sewing together gloves
  • Inspection-nipping loose threads
  • Set up jobs safely to make quality parts
  • Read and interpret drawings and routings to determine requirements such as size of material, type of material, and quantity
  • Operate Industrial sewing machine to join, gather, hem, reinforce, finish or decorate product such as patient kits, based on technical instructions that meet company standards
  • Select supplies such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread, or welt according to specifications or color of material
Qualifications for sewing machine operator
  • Seamstress experience and/or training preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Can sit, bend neck, and rotate around the workstation for an extended period of time
  • Can lift garments of up to 50 lbs
  • Must have high school diploma/GED or equivalent (equivalent is defined as manufacturing work experience OR combination of education and manufacturing work experience
  • Ability to frequently lift/move material weighing up to 50 pounds
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Sewing Machine Operator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sewing machine operator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sewing machine operator
  • Monitor machine operation to detect any defects in stitching and finished product
  • Responsible for cleanliness, organization, and overall sewing department appearance
  • Operate a sewing machine with tabbing, folding or wrapping attachment
  • Regulate stitching speed, length and thread tension
  • Inserting bobbins and thread, replacing needle and cleaning sewing machine as needed
  • Perform assigned sewing operations according to the plant needs and report all pay coupons that come with each bundle per the operation or job and meeting all quality and/or special details required by operation or job assigned
  • Ensure that all work sewn has coupons scanned through Leadtec
  • Monitors stitching to detect defects to insure acceptable quality
  • Selects thread and other components according to bill of material
  • Thread machine, winds and changes the bobbin
Qualifications for sewing machine operator
  • Ability to utilize precision measuring instruments
  • Ability to sew fabrics, vinyl, and leather for upholstered furniture
  • Ability to work as contributing member within team environment
  • Prior performance of duties in a manufacturing environment is helpful
  • Normal color vision may be required
  • Operate JUKI machines and sew product with precision to meet goals

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