Industrial Sewing Machine Operator

In this position, you are responsible for preparing and finishing high quality printed media. The hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 3pm – 11:30pm.


  • 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

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