Stitchers - Manufacturing at New Balance Athletics, Inc. in Methuen, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

For over a century, New Balance has inspired athletes and communities of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and we are driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers - because there's no time to wait around for next. At New Balance, We Got Now.


New Balance's BRAND-NEW Manufacturing Facility in Methuen will marry today with tomorrow - enabling New Balance to build footwear of today using forward looking technology. Fusing our unparalleled craftsmanship with new manufacturing technology will broaden our ability to provide consumers exciting new footwear.


  • Shift: Mon-Fri 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (40 hrs. a week)

  • 40% Employee discount on New Balance (In-store and online)

  • 401K company match (100% vesting immediately)

  • Fitness Reimbursement and Tuition Reimbursement

  • Additional Discounts: Cellular phones, Travel, Entertainment, Consumer Goods and much more!

As a Closing Stitcher you will encompass many operations that may be performed exclusively or on a rotational basis. You will perform a variety of relatively complex hand stitching patterns using a stitching machine and hand-held tools that contribute to completing the product. You work in a team environment always focusing on safety, quality, and productivity standards.


  • Executing tasks to the materials and parts of the shoe utilizing various tools and machinery, and adherence to standard work cycles.

  • Cross training and rotate to various jobs and duties towards achieving departmental and business goals.

  • Making suggestions to improve the process and displays motivation and initiative to improve skills and job knowledge.

  • Supporting NB quality expectations/standards and takes ownership for meeting them.

  • Ensuring work quality before passing onto customers.

  • Completing complex jobs in a fast paced, quality focused environment where we build 600 pair of shoes in an 8-hour shift. Reading a spec sheet to verify threads and bobbins with the ability to identify sizes on the part


  • Able to read, understand and comprehend written or oral instruction and the ability to communicate effectively with others.

  • Hand and eye coordination along with depth perception (layered materials), good peripheral vision, ability to see incoming and/or outgoingworkstations and precision work (clear visionas close as 11 inches for tasks)

  • Use of personal protective equipment is required

  • Manual dexterity skills (eye, hand, and feet coordination).

  • Able to perform repetitive upper extremity motions and repetitive forceful grip/pinch requiring both hands, frequent reaching, good range of motion of fingers, hands, wrists, and elbows.

  • Must stand and balance using foot pedals requiring both feet throughout an 8-hour shift, moving from role to role or sedentary standing.

  • Willing to work in a fast-paced production line environment (building 600 pair of shoes in an 8-hour shift) while completing a variety of sewing/stitching and hand-finishing processes safely with a sense of urgency and attention to detail.

  • Able to lift light to moderate amounts of weight.

Our Benefits:

Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks - opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs - that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You'll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword - it's part of our culture.

Learn more about our Benefits

Equal Opportunity Employer:

New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.

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