Industrial Sewing Machine Operator

In this position, you are responsible for preparing and finishing high quality printed media. The hours for this position are flexible, but we are looking for 1st shift (typically 8am – 4:30pm) or 3rd shift (typically 6pm – 2am).

Responsibilities

  • Prepares printed media for finishing by, measuring, cutting, pre-masking, and applying liquid UV laminates.
  • Finishes printed media using single/double needle sewing machines, and grommet machine.
  • Sews in pockets, hems, webbing, velcro, ropes, and cables.
  • Ensures all detachable hardware; i.e. ropes, cable ties, wire cable, conduit, dowels, flat stock, adhesive velcro, adhesive vinyl’s, and vinyl extensions are placed with the final product prior to packaging.
  • Ensures the quality of all printed media is checked prior to finishing; i.e. copy, colors, print quality, substrate, dimensions, quantity.
  • Addresses and proposes solutions to unique finishing requirements and submits these proposals to appropriate managers.
  • Follow all safety rules and participates in a clean and safe workplace.
  • Notifies the Production Manager when potential problems may arise in the schedule that effect the Finishing Department, as well as problems with the quality of printed media; and customer service when there are delays in finishing that affect the scheduled ship date.
  • Conducts monthly inventories of finishing supplies and submits purchase requests upon completion.
  • Ensures preventive maintenance is performed on single/double needle sewing machines, and grommet machine.
  • Operates pallet jack, two and 4 wheel dollies to safely move materials and supplies throughout the warehouse.
  • Utilizes power and common hand tools needed to perform assigned tasks.
  • Ensures daily housekeeping tasks are performed within the finishing area within normal work hours.
  • Performs packaging/general tasks as requested.

Skills and Experience

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2 year experience in finishing printed media – industrial sewing, grommet machine, fabric welding, etc.
  • Proficient with long stitch, lock stitch, chain stitch, and walking foot
  • Good basic math skills
  • Skilled in use of measurement, using tape measure etc.
  • Good basic computer skills for reading schedules, work orders, company email, etc
  • Ability to perform physical work appropriate to finishing large banners, signs, and packaging finished product
  • Walk, stand, bend, stoop, crawl, work on knees, cutting, push/pull up to 50lbs

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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