Sewing Machine Operator

Full time in Manufacturing

Job Detail

  • Job Location Manitowoc, WI
  • Starting Salary $14/Hr.
  • Hours per week 40 Hours
  • Work Hours - Shift 1st Shift
  • Search by Office Manitowoc

Job Description

Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or non-garment products.

• Attach tape, trim, appliques, or elastic to specified garments or garment parts, according to item specifications.
• Cut excess material or thread from finished products.
• Cut materials according to specifications, using blades, scissors, or electric knives.
• Fold or stretch edges or lengths of items while sewing to facilitate forming specified sections.
• Guide garments or garment parts under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together.
• Inspect garments, and examine repair tags and markings on garments to locate defects or damage, and mark errors as necessary.
• Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions.
• Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine guides according to specifications.
• Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, sanding rough areas of needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines.
• Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components.
• Position and mark patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.
• Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides.
• Record quantities of materials processed.
• Repair or alter items by adding replacement parts or missing stitches.
• Turn knobs, screws, and dials to adjust settings of machines, according to garment styles and equipment performance.

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