Sewing Machine Operator

Role Overview

The Sewing Machine Operator assembles a variety of parts and products using sewing equipment/machines. They measure, align and sew parts and assemblies to predetermined specifications and drawings. The Sewing Machine Operator is responsible for properly constructing each item assigned in a timely manner. This position reports to the Production Supervisor.


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • One-year work experience, preferably in manufacturing

  • Basic sewing knowledge preferred


  • Assures that all products are built to the highest standard of quality.

  • Constructs assigned items or components of such items properly, following a combination of printed work instructions, integral samples and verbal instructions from production supervisor.

  • Inspects in-process materials to ensure proper cut, shade compatibility, material flaws and the correctness of prior construction steps.

  • Reports product non-conformities to production supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Maintains quality objectives and standards for the department.

  • Works with team members to maximize productivity and efficiency.

  • Maintains assigned machines by exercising routine maintenance and cleaning on a daily basis, or as needed. Report equipment malfunction to the production supervisor in a timely manner.

  • Ensures scheduled equipment maintenance is performed.

  • Notifies supervisor of maintenance issues with production equipment.

  • Assists in the training of new employees, as needed.

  • Operates sewing equipment safely.

  • Responsible for all safety aspects within the scope of work.

  • Follows correct ISO procedures, including lot number tracking where applicable.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lb without assistance.

Western Shelter is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

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