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Fabric Cutting Operator

Fabric cutting operator at Southern MotionJob Description

The Fabric Cutting Operator will be responsible for cutting fabric cover in accordance to required production and quality standards. Fabric varies from cloth, leather or bonded leather.

Equipment Used: Scissors, Cutting knife, Label gun, Fabric Drill, Stapler, Hammer & punch

The Fabric Cutting Operator will report to and follow the instructions of the lead person as designated by the department supervisor.

Education

  • Basic reading and writing skills required.
  • Ability to read, understand, and communicate the English language.
  • Must be able to correctly identify colors.

Duties & Responsibilities

Spreading

  • Must learn to read and understand daily production schedule in order to accurately produce daily requirements.
  • Learn cover numbers to identify different covers and colors for respective styles to be cut.
  • Retrieve roll(s) of cover, duon, logo or muslin material, cut pattern, work order and cutting schedule to prepare and begin spreading process.
  • Check tyvek pattern to verify style and pattern number to the production cut order.
  • For orders which require multiple rolls of the same color cover, each roll must be examined to ensure exact color likeness (shading).
  • Make certain that marked off lines which reflect pattern length are not exceeded.
  • Spread fabric so that a straight edge is kept on one side.
  • Remove all flaws from fabric during the process.
  • The last layer applied will be the black marking paper.
  • Properly align pattern on top of the marking paper.
  • Apply dusting powder to identify parts, cut lines and notches.
  • Tag unused roll of fabric with accurate yardage for future use.
  • Write style number on the marking paper of each completed order.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
  • Self-monitor production throughout the day to maintain required level of production.
  • Communicates with supervisor and lead person as needed on questions or problems that occur while performing job.
  • Maintain clean and organized work station.
  • Assist others when necessary.

Cutting

  • Must learn to read and understand daily production schedule in order to accurately produce daily requirements.
  • Learn cover numbers to identify different covers and colors for respective styles to be cut.
  • Begin by checking the style number recorded on the marking paper.
  • Check and verify that the marking paper is correctly positioned on the spread cover.
  • Staple marking paper to spread.
  • Use marking chalk to help identify notches.
  • Don metal protective glove. Always, with no exception, wear metal protective glove on not-cutting hand.
  • Using electric knife, accurately cut lines and notches.
  • Accurately punch holes in duon.
  • Make tie off strings for bundling and sewing.

Bundling

  • Must learn to read and understand daily production schedule in order to accurately produce daily requirements.
  • Learn style, cover and parts numbers to identify different covers and colors for respective styles/parts.
  • Obtain like parts within a work order and bundle together.
  • Use label gun to identify all parts.
  • Place identification label on card/tag.
  • Place ticket with the work order number on the bundle.
  • Place the bundled cut parts in the rack for the sewing department.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
  • Self-monitor production throughout the day to maintain required level of production.
  • Communicates with supervisor and lead person as needed on questions or problems that occur while performing job.
  • Maintain clean and organized work station.
  • Assist others when necessary.

Safety Responsibilities

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) should be worn at all times within the department as well as throughout the plant where designated. Safety is enforced each day to prevent any accidents.

  • Who is responsible for your safety? “YOU ARE!”
  • Immediately report any work related injury or illness.
  • Keep the work area neat and free of hazards. [The use of compressed air without proper safety nozzle is prohibited for clean-up.]
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.
  • Always ensure proper lifting techniques: avoid bending and twisting at the waist whenever possible.
  • Inspect tools and protective equipment before use.
  • Learn the hazards of the equipment and procedures used on the job.
  • Report any defective, malfunctioning, or suspicious tool, machine, or protective equipment immediately.
  • Participate in safety training and safety meetings.
  • Report any hazards or risks related to policies or procedures.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Physical Requirements

  • Protective Footwear (leather or canvas with closed toe and heal)
  • Metal mesh glove
  • Strength Requirement: Medium

Never

0%

Occasional

0% – 33%

Frequent

34% – 66%

Continuous

67% – 100%

Lift or Carry
      0 – 5 pounds

X

      5 – 10 pounds

X

    10 – 20 pounds

X

    20 – 30 pounds

X

    30 – 50 pounds

X

    50 – 100 pounds

X

Pushing or Pulling
      0 – 5 pounds

X

      5 – 10 pounds

X

    10 – 20 pounds

X

    20 – 30 pounds

X

    30 – 50 pounds

X

    50 – 100 pounds

X

    Over 100 pounds

X

Sitting

X

Driving

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Climbing

X

Bending

X

Kneeling

X

Reach below Shoulder Height

X

Reach at Shoulder Height

X

Reaching above Shoulder Height

X

Repetitive use of hands 

X

Environmental Conditions
     – Controlled Temperature

X

     – Airborne Particles

X

     – Chemical Exposure

X

     – Noise

X

     – Vibration

X

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Southern Motion / Fusion Furniture is committed to the health and safety of our employees. We are taking all CDC-recommended steps to ensure a safe working environment. We continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and use other “best practices” to help protect our team members. We are continuing to produce and ship orders to customers around the country as quickly as we can, however, please expect some production and shipping delays. Due to several factors - including extreme furniture demand, delays in our raw material supply chain, and shipping delays, we are experiencing extended lead times.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this unprecedented time.