Sewing Machine Operator FT 1st Shift Mon-Fri at GSP Companies in Madison, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for operating industrial sewing machines to complete hanging signs and graphics for retail displays using a variety of fabrics and materials. Operates in a high-volume production facility.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Assembles graphics and hems per established work instructions utilizing Matic/Consew sewing machines. This includes sewing beading to fabric, applying hardware and fasteners and using decorative seams

* Operates sewing machines using foot lever and hand control, with the ability to QC product on the fly

* Determines which seam style to use according to specifications on order/ticket

* Aligns fabric, backing, aluminum stays, elastic, Velcro, and follows seams, edges, or markings

* Sews parts with various types of stitches such as vertical-stitched OR straight-stitched

* Trims excess threads and edges of parts

* Uses gauges to insure proper placement of stitches on each piece of fabric

* Measures and cuts textiles accurately according to design specifications

* Hand-repairs any weaknesses

* Sorts, folds and stacks fabrics, borders or panels as needed

* Changes needles and threads machines as needed

* Performs quality inspections for all seams sewn

* Performs all duties according to established safety and efficiency procedures

* Maintains workstation in a neat, clean and orderly fashion

* Performs minor maintenance on machines as needed including re-threading and replacing of needles as necessary

* Position is highly repetitious and involves occasional moving of moderately heavy materials

Education and Experience:

* High School diploma or GED equivalent

* Prior experience in sewing/textile industry utilizing related machines preferred

* Minimum 2 years' experience in production sewing environment preferred

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

* Ability to prioritize, multi-task, manage time efficiently, and meet shifting deadlines

* Uncompromising attention to detail

* Must be able to sew consistent seams with precise alignment to cover pattern, and no dropped stitches

* Ability to frequently lift bundles of up to approximately 50 lbs

* Ability to sit or stand for extended periods

* Ability to read and understand production tickets

* Ability to interpret simple sewing instructions commonly found in a sewing manual

* Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

* Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

* Ability to review and assess quality of work

* Ability to work weekend shifts and overtime as necessary

* Ability to build effective relationships

* Ability to develop creative solutions to client and internal problems and challenges

* Ability to build a strong and positive team spirit as well as align with GSP values