Sewing Operator

Job Description

Job Summary:
Under limited supervision, sews production items.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Operate industrial sewing machines.

Meet and/or exceeds all production sewing goals/quotas.

Comply with all safety standards for sewing machine operation.

Ensure quality of sewing on consistent basis.

Abide by, enforce and participate in the implementation and ongoing oversight of all LIFESPAN safety standards and regulations.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

To perform the job successfully, you must demonstrate the following competencies:

Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; Adapts to new technologies; Troubleshoots technological problems; Uses technology to increase productivity; Keeps technical skills up to date.

Communications – Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Edits work for spelling and grammar.

Relationship Building - Builds rapport up, down, and across the organization; Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives; Develops network of professional contacts; Displays empathy and tolerates diverse viewpoints.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations in a professional manner; Responds promptly to customer needs and requests for assistance; Incorporates customer feedback to improve service.

Teamwork - Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Job Knowledge/Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes tasks correctly and on time; Supports LIFESPAN’s goals, values, and mission; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.

Organizing Ability - Simultaneously handles several assignments; Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets and meets goals and objectives.

Quality - Maintains accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to promote quality, while increasing productivity at the same time; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

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.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Sewing experience required. Must be able to read and follow written and verbal procedures and patterns.”

Language Skills
Ability to read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Physical Requirements
Requires sitting for extended periods of time while performing repetitive task. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds and work in an environment with moving mechanical parts and occasional loud noises. Will lift no more than forty pounds independently.

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LIFESPAN empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their community.

LIFESPAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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