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Sewing Machine Operator

First sewing machine operator at Southern MotionJob Description

The Sewing Machin Operator will be responsible for piecing together (joining) fabric using a regular single needle sewing machine in accordance to required production and quality standards. Fabric varies from cloth, leather or bonded leather.

Equipment Used: Single needle sewing machine, Nippers, Scissors

The Sewing Machine Operator will report to and follow 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.
  • From production schedule, learn cover numbers to identify different covers and colors for respective styles to be assembled.
  • Read and understand thread color chart to determine which threads to apply for each respective color fabric and style.
  • Must be able to read and understand a production schedule to reference a work order number from the schedule to a ticket attached to a bundle of cut covers that go with the style being sewn.
  • Set up work station and single needle sewing machine consistent with style to be run. This includes changing threads as needed.
  • Retrieve cut covers from a buggy or rack which have been placed in the rack by the cutting department employees.
  • Join cut pieces together using single needle sewing machine.
  • Maintain ½ inch seam as required by quality standards.
  • Bundle and tie off the completed sewn parts.
  • Place ticket with the work order number on the bundle.
  • Place the bundled completed parts in the rack for the filling 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)
  • 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
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

Comments: This job classification requires fine finger manipulation holding threading needles, gripping and holding cover into proper position.
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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.