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ENLIGHTENED EQUIPMENT LLC Sewing Machine Operator in WINONA, Minnesota

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of garment or nongarment products. Title: Sewing Machine Operator Department: Operations Reports to: Production Coordinator Type: Full-Time Hourly/flexible scheduling Overview: Working as a Sewing Machine Operator you will be responsible for manufacturing sewn goods for Enlightened Equipment. Responsibilities: The responsibilities and duties of this position are, but not limited to: Adheres to all safety policies and procedures; Follows all quality methods, procedures and guidelines to ensure consistency of work; Reads order-specific job travelers and/or engineered drawings to ensure each order is produced to specifications; Uses an industrial sewing machine and/or serger/overlock machine; Completes all job duties within given time constraints; Performs other duties as assigned; Cross-trains between several different jobs; Cleans and maintains work area; Pursues continuous improvement to improve efficiency of job duties and work flow; Preferred Position Qualifications: A high school diploma, GED, or higher; Previous sewing experience. Attach buttons, hooks, zippers, fasteners, or other accessories to fabric, using feeding hoppers or clamp holders. 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. Match cloth pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them, and verify that dye lots and patterns match. Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions. Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, sanding rough areas of needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines. Perform specialized or automatic sewing machine functions, such as buttonhole making or tacking. Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components. Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides. Repair or alter items by adding replacement parts or missing stitches. Select supplies such as fasteners and thread, according to job requirements. Start and operate or tend machines, such as single or double needle serging and flat-bed felling machines, to automatically join, reinforce, or decorate material or articles. Tape or twist together thread or cord to repair breaks. Turn knobs, screws, and dials to adjust settings of machines, according to garment styles and equipment performance. ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Position Qualifications: Strong attention to detail; Ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly growing environment; Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision; Needs good visual judgment to notice errors and/or defects; Ability to accurately read a tape measure; Have a positive attitude and be able to work with a variety of personalities; Good written and oral communication skills; Must be able to manage time appropriately. Physical Requirements and Environment: Must be physically capable of safely lifting a minimum of 30 lbs. without assistance; Involves sitting for long periods as required; Requires repetitive movement and extensive use of hands; Includes exposure to noise levels that are distracting and/or uncomfortable; Requires wearing personal protective equipment. Requires good hand eye coordination and good eyesigh t ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply In Person: 1124 West 5th Street Winona, MN 55987 E-Mail a R sum : shannon@enlightenedequipment.com Apply Online: https://enlightenedequipment1.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=53