Job Operator Sewing Machine III Cost Center: 1661611550 Reports To: Production Manager or Assigned Supervisor Location: Sauk Rapids, MN Shift: 1st Summary: Sewer operates equipment to join pre-cut materials, attach or insert components using: various mechanical equipment, electronically controlled single or multi-needle sewing machines; other equipment. Materials being sewn together have had other sewing operations performed where sewing tolerances have been altered. Since tolerances have been altered by previous sewing operations, these sewing tasks required additional skills to make pieces fit together due to variance among pieces. Sewer will also inspect and package various products produced and/or distributed by the company. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management as necessary. - Operates single, multiple-needle, or automatic machines to join pre-cut materials, and/or attach zippers to other hardware. - Starts and stops and controls speed of machine with controls and guides parts under needle following edges, seams or markings on pre-cut materials. - Monitors stitching to detect defects to insure acceptable quality. - Selects thread and other components according to bill of material. - Thread machine, winds and changes the bobbin. - Cuts excessive material or thread with scissors / nippers when necessary. - Routinely check fabric for defects, runs, stains, missed stitches. Performs repairs on defected merchandise as needed. - Performs required daily machine maintenance and adjustment. Includes but is not limited to adjusting thread tension, dusting machine, wipe off oil, adjust stitches per inch. - Notifies sewing machine repair person when experiencing problems with machine. - May be required to turn garments right side out, preparing garment for inspection, folding and packaging. - Insert foam into assembled life vests according to specifications, counting correct number of layers of foam - Thread belt through loops, thread buckle component onto webbing, and snap buckles shut. - Affix UPC tag and Think Safe Pamphlet on vest with a ticket gun according to specifications. - Place product in box and closes box using tape machine or hand tape and places boxes to be taken to warehouse. - Perform the Inflate and Deflate process. Keep required records as set by quality standards. - Completes required documentation including but not limited to recording production quantities, downtime, scrap, traceability, component usage - Responsible for injury prevention and promoting safety by keeping work area neat, clean and organized. - This position may require the ability to train and or mentor other Sewer II’s. - Participates in employee wellness and exercise program. - Performs miscellaneous other assignments as required. - Requires regular attendance to perform essential elements as listed above between the assigned start and end times for work. Qualifications Team Work Contributes to building a positive work environment. Interacts with fellow team members to build morale and maintain a sense of Coleman pride. Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Supports the company’s goals and values. Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve overall quality of finished product; Monitors own work and the work of others to ensure quality. Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment and production schedules. Must be able to perform multiple tasks. Dependability: Follows written and verbal instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time at expected level of performance or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan that is agreed to. Interpreter will be provided by Coleman as required to confirm understanding. Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; sewing experience preferred. Language Skills: Ability to fill out production sheets and traceability sheets after training. Ability to communicate with other employees in the organization or notify assigned personnel there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Interpreter will be provided by Coleman as required to confirm understanding. Mathematical Skills: Ability to read numbers, count, add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Measure using a ruler. Reasoning Ability: Ability to comply with company’s and regulatory agencies quality standards. Interpreter will be provided by Coleman as required to confirm understanding. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to sit for extended periods of time. The employee may be required to use fingers, hands and arms and foot pedal to operate machines and reach for, hold, grasp, push/pull, and handle material repetitively with a high degree of dexterity. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to limited moving mechanical equipment. PPE-Personal Protective Equipment: Safety Eyewear Newell Brands is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide all employees and applicants for employment with equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, immigration status, marital status, military status, any covered veteran status, disability status, genetic information, caregiving responsibilities or any other basis prohibited by law.
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