Industrial Sewing Machine Operator

Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Posted: 06/12/2019 Industry: Manufacturing & Industrial Job Number: 5807

  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Associate’ s Degree preferred
  • 2-5 years experience sewing in a manufacturing/industrial environment
  • Ability to handle tasks requiring detailed actions, manipulations and dexterity
  • Ability to perform tasks efficiently while maintaining quality
  • Good vision and the ability to distinguish between colors and types of fabrics
  • Familiarity with Durkopp-Adler sewing machines preferred
  • Effective communication, organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in ISO 9001-2008 and TS 16949 preferred


  • Sew multiple styles of pre-cut fabric, vinyl, leather, woven and non-woven pieces together as pattern defines including supporting operations
  • Repair or rework fabric, vinyl or leather product to meet customer requirements
  • Assist with quality department to make necessary adjustments to verify product produced is within specifications and non-conforming material is accounted for
  • Operate and maintain sewing machines in good order including replacing needles, sanding rough areas of needles or cleaning and oiling sewing machines
  • Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread or machine malfunctions
  • Position and mark patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.  Cut materials according to specifications, using blades, scissors or electric knives as necessary
  • Perform and cross train on assembly positions as required, assist with production when necessary
  • Perform general housekeeping and assist in providing a clean and safe work environment
  • Ensure the confidentiality of customer-contracted products and projects under development, and related product information


Interested candidates must complete pre-screening background check & drug screening.

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