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Sewer (Machine Operator) - 1st Shift (SEWER03875)


Last Updated: 10/20/20

Job Description


Our fast-paced manufacturing firm is seeking a Machine Operator (Sewer). This position will provide the successful candidate with the chance to apply their knowledge, learn new skills, and work as a team within a clean and safe environment. The ideal candidate for this role has 6 months experience in the manufacturing sector, pays strong attention to detail, has excellent attendance and is committed to workplace safety. We offer excellent medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as retirement benefits, PTO and paid holidays. This position is at our HSM Transportation in New Washington, OH. This is a 1st shift position, Monday-Thursday, 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Listed below are the Qualifications and Requirements for the position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continual basis. It does not exclude other duties that may be assigned.)

  • Operating Sewing Machine – Sew various sizes and quantity of products following production orders and proper operating procedures for sewing machine
  • Material labeling/stenciling – Appropriately mark and label all pieces as required
  • Record production notes – complete any necessary production paperwork
  • Material Loading/Packaging – Package finished products in plastic bags or stack finished products on a flat/pallet as necessary
  • Daily cleanliness task of area and tools – Maintain a safe, clean, and orderly workstation
  • Maintain clean and neat work area
  • Practice proper safety techniques
  • Carry out prescribed preventative maintenance in accordance with schedules
  • Follow all procedures and guidelines
  • Must be able to operator at least one sewing machine proficiently by the end of probation
  • Must be able to sew up to 8 different products by the end of probation.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Material transportation - Transport all finished goods to shipping area. (cover only orders)
  • Assistance with physical inventory inspection and measurement as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Inability to perform other jobs or duties may result in fewer work hours

Minimum Requirements:

  • Formal education not required
  • Minimum of 6 months of previous work experience in a manufacturing setting preferred, but not required for consideration


Must be at least 18 years of age to perform this job. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Basic reading and writing skills are necessary
  • Basic math skills are necessary (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • This position requires the ability to compile information, analyze information, decision making, problem solving, planning and short term memory and long term memory.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Must be able to read yard stick or tape measure
  • Must be able acquire the ability to efficiently operate the sewing machine during the probationary period (first 60 days of employment.)

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position requires regular sitting.
  • Position requires regular stretching and reaching.
  • Position requires ability to lift up to 10 pounds occasionally

Company Details


Hickory, North Carolina, United States