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Leather Cutting Operator

First leather cutting operator at Southern MotionJob Description

Southern Motion is looking for a leather cutting operator to cut leather in accordance to required production and quality standards.

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

The Leather 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

  • 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.
  • Leather cutter must first place each hide onto table and inspect.
  • Identify all flaws and blemishes and mark defects with white chalk.
  • Prepare to begin cutting by placing plexiglass pattern on hide.
  • Don metal protective glove. Always, with no exception, wear metal protective glove on not-cutting hand.
  • Ensure that a good blade is in hand knife.
  • Cut around the plexiglass patterns as accurately and efficiently as possible to maximize yield.
  • Ensure good notches are cut in pattern for assisting sewing operators when joining cut parts together.
  • Stack cut parts on table and rack behind cutter.
  • Cutter must make ties for bundling out of scrap fabric.
  • Bundle all cut parts and prepare for sewing distribution.
  • Parts should be bundled and labeled by style, shade, and quantity.
  • Use label gun to identify all parts.
  • Place identification label on card/tag.
  • Attach ticket with the work order number on the bundle.
  • Place the bundled cut parts in the rack for the sewing department.
  • Put scrap and defective parts in centralized bin for recycling.
  • Return good unused hide to storage for future use.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.
  • Self-monitor production throughout the day to maintain required level of production.

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.