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Working As A Sewing Machine Operator

  • Getting Information
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $30,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Sewing Machine Operator Do At Mohawk Industries

* Responsible for operating an industrial sewing machine to secure all sides and corners of rugs
* Responsible for performing this job in a quality and productive manner
* Expected to maintain all housekeeping items and follow all housekeeping procedures associated with the position
* Responsible for removing product off stacks and pulling product to the sewing machine
* Responsible for removing improper sewing/binding and repairing thread breaks
* Responsible for changing thread, binding, and/or needles
* Responsible for pushing product to the tailburner
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What Does A Sewing Machine Operator Do At Honeywell

* Sewing operations such as sewing, serging, binding, sealing assembly and other similar operations.
* Prepares machine by changing needles and thread, oiling and changing bobbin, and securing attachments.
* Sews materials using single or double needle machines.
* Perform the various hand tasks necessary to sew products including turning the material to hem, join pieces, and repairing defective products.
* Perform counting and inspecting of the product during the sewing process.
* Responsible for producing product type in the allotted time.
* Responsible for maintaining quality in completed products.
* Has an understanding Lean manufacturing and the 5S concepts.
* Perform other duties as required or assigned.
* Must pass the pre-employment screen test and have basic sewing skills

What Does A Sewing Machine Operator Do At Navy Exchange Services (NEX)

* Assists in sewing items for authorized partrons.
* Sews buttons on marked locations, turns material under and sews straight on small items such as pockets, upper edge of cuff for garments, hems; takes in seam allowance, binds straight edge of material; mends tears or rips by straight stitching; darns, shortens or lenghtens trousers or other garments etc.
* Operates a sewing machine and maintains working areas in a clean and orderly manner.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
* PHYSICAL EFFORT:
* Sits for long periods with continual movements of hands, arms and fingers in placing items in position and sewing.
* Handles lightweight items up to 10 pounds continually, and occasionally handles up to 30 pounds

What Does A Sewing Machine Operator Do At Randstad

* Responsible for handling, positioning, and moving garment materials through the sewing machine.
* Responsible for sewing various garment materials together.
* Utilizes the metric measuring system to measure garment materials.
* Replenishes garment materials for the sewing machine.
* Completes repairs and reworks all materials non-conforming during the inspections process.
* Examines the sewing machine to identify any defects in stitching or machine malfunction.
* Maintains a safe and clean work area.
* Responsible for working according to the company's safety and quality standards.
* Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
* Working hours: Various Shifts Available

What Does A Sewing Machine Operator Do At Volt Information Sciences

* List the major position responsibilities in order of priority.
* This description is intended to be only a general outline of major responsibilities.
* It is expected that the employee performs these and any other activities which may be assigned or which may occur in the normal course of work.
* It is also expected that the employee be available to work hours in excess of 40 per week.
* Operates sewing machines to assemble aircraft products
* Operates Fabric Roller, Hand
* Cutters, AutoMetric Cutter and Clicker
* Press Punch
* Interfaces with all manufacturing personnel as required
* Audits work area for safety compliance
* Assists in cross training of new hires
* Identifies and implements improvements to standard work and or blueprint instructions through proper channels
* Notifies lead or supervisor of product discrepancies or equipment malfunctions
* When quality discrepancies occur, properly determine the cause of the discrepancy and provide a sound solution or recommendation
* Adheres to all UTAS rules and codes of conduct
* Ensures quality product utilizing UTAS quality procedures
* Looks for ways to eliminate safety hazards and improve the overall safety of the workplace
* Provides continuous improvement ideas in order to support lean and ACE initiatives
* May perform other job duties as required and available for overtime as necessaryVolt Workforce Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Sewing Machine Operator Demographics

Gender

Female

75.0%

Male

15.5%

Unknown

9.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

15.1%

Black or African American

14.2%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

2.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

French

8.1%

Arabic

3.0%

Somali

2.0%

Russian

2.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Portuguese

2.0%

Polish

2.0%

Swahili

1.0%

Vietnamese

1.0%

Mandarin

1.0%

Hindi

1.0%

Hmong

1.0%

Korean

1.0%

Indonesian

1.0%

Ukrainian

1.0%

Thai

1.0%

Filipino

1.0%

Albanian

1.0%

Burmese

1.0%
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Sewing Machine Operator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.4%

Itawamba Community College

9.2%

Patrick Henry Community College

7.7%

Ashford University

6.3%

Somerset Community College

4.9%

Mitchell Community College

4.6%

Liberty University

4.6%

Wytheville Community College

4.6%

Rockingham Community College

4.2%

Kaplan University

4.2%

The Academy

3.9%

Piedmont Community College

3.9%

Forsyth Technical Community College

3.9%

Vance-Granville Community College

3.9%

Catawba Valley Community College

3.9%

Troy University

3.2%

Southside Virginia Community College

3.2%

Alabama Southern Community College

3.2%

Robeson Community College

3.2%

Central State University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

21.1%

Health Care Administration

11.2%

Nursing

9.0%

Accounting

8.2%

Medical Assisting Services

5.3%

General Studies

4.9%

Graphic Design

4.6%

Computer Science

4.6%

Criminal Justice

3.7%

Psychology

3.6%

Cosmetology

3.5%

Nursing Assistants

2.8%

Education

2.6%

Management

2.3%

Elementary Education

2.3%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

2.3%

Early Childhood Education

2.1%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.1%

Legal Support Services

1.9%

Information Technology

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

43.4%

Associate

23.9%

Bachelors

12.3%

Certificate

12.2%

Diploma

5.6%

Masters

1.9%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$19,000
Min 10%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$30,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Wastequip
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a Sewing Machine Operator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Sewing Machine Operator in the United States is $30,263 per year or $15 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $19,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $47,000.

Real Sewing Machine Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Supervisor, Sewing Machine Operators Gem Sewing Los Angeles, CA Nov 12, 2015 $69,846
Sewing Machine Operator Special Protection, Inc. CO May 01, 2012 $52,759
Sewing Machine Operator, Special Equipment Special Protection, Inc. CO May 01, 2012 $47,458
Supervisor, Sewing Machine Operators United Canvas & Sling Inc. DBA USC, Inc. Lincolnton, NC Mar 05, 2010 $38,338
Sewing Machine Operator Vision Designs, LLC Danbury, CT Mar 26, 2010 $30,762
Sewing Machine Operator Q Sweaters Inc. New York, NY Jul 08, 2015 $28,746 -
$29,000
Sewing Machine Operator Embroidery Shop, Inc. New Brunswick, NJ May 06, 2011 $28,475
Sewing Machine Operator Embroidery Shop, Inc. New Brunswick, NJ Jul 30, 2012 $28,475
Sewing Machine Operators Scott Elowitz Photography LLC D/B/A Lenscoat Freehold, NJ Nov 01, 2012 $28,454
Sewing Machine Operator Curtain By Design, Inc. Chantilly, VA Nov 23, 2007 $28,175
Sewing Machine Operators Peggy Walter Industries Inc., D/B/A Margaret Winters NY Mar 01, 2013 $27,622
Sewing Machine Operator-Non-Garment Scott Elowitz Photography LLC D/B/A Lenscoat Freehold, NJ Nov 15, 2010 $25,879
Sewing Machine Operator Spot Free Inc. Islandia, NY Jun 30, 2010 $25,795
Sewing Machine Operators Ip Embroidery Corp Clifton, NJ Feb 12, 2010 $24,439
Sewing Machine Operators New Jersey Headwear Corp Newark, NJ Feb 01, 2012 $22,131
Sewing Machine Operators New Jersey Headwear Corp Newark, NJ Jun 21, 2011 $22,131
Sewing Machine Operators Alp Industries, Inc. Aberdeen, NC Jan 31, 2013 $22,018
Sewing Machine Operator The Canvas Shop Inc. Wilson, NC Aug 22, 2012 $22,000
Sewing Machine Operators Eunice Fashion, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 19, 2010 $21,611
Sewing Machine Operator Best SMS, Inc. Paramount, CA Dec 05, 2014 $21,528
Sewing Machine Operators In Vein Los Angeles, CA Jul 22, 2014 $21,528
Sewing Machine Operator, Non-Garment Merlin Industries Inc. Hamilton, NJ Oct 01, 2007 $21,496
Sewing Machine Operator Timeless, Inc. Dba Libian Los Angeles, CA May 31, 2016 $20,800
Sewing Machine Operator Wildflower Linen, Inc. Buena Park, CA Oct 27, 2015 $20,675
Sewing Machine Operator John H. Daniel Company Knoxville, TN Oct 21, 2008 $20,654
Sewing Machine Operator John H. Daniel Company Knoxville, TN Nov 05, 2007 $20,654
Sewing Machine Operator John H. Daniel Company Knoxville, TN Jan 15, 2008 $20,654
Sewing Machine Operators Bernard Prioux D/B/A Sew Chic Boutique Stamford, CT Jan 04, 2008 $20,557
Sewing Machine Operator Hammer Bedding Newark, NJ Oct 07, 2009 $20,536

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Top Skills for A Sewing Machine Operator

  1. Machine Operation
  2. Single Needle
  3. Materials Sewn
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  • Adjusted machine performance on material by observing machine operation; detected malfunctions; adjusted settings.
  • Top stitching with the double needle or single needle Adler sewing machine to different lid designs.
  • Recorded quantities of materials sewn.
  • Notified sewing machine mechanic when defects were caused by machine malfunctions.
  • Monitored machine operation to detect problems such as stitching and breaks in thread during seasonal employment at Disney warehouse.

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