Sewing Machinist - Upholstery

Posted 22 December 2017 by Taylor Green Recruitment

We are recruiting for an experienced Upholstery Sewing Machinist for our client based in Farnborough, Hampshire.

You will be responsible for:

  • Joining, reinforcing and decorating items
  • Operating and tending to industrial machines

You will need to have:

  • A good working knowledge of sewing machinery and the products they manufacture
  • Sound hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to cope with moderate physical effort
  • Fluent in English

Your day-to-day tasks will typically include:

  • Referring to orders for sewing covers etc. and selecting appropriate materials
  • Starting and checking sewing machinery at the beginning of your shift and testing it for proper functionality
  • Addressing any discrepancies or problems faced during the testing period by raising the issue(s) with your line manager
  • Sewing missing stitches or replacement parts in accordance to repair instructions provided
  • Observing operations to detect any faults or defects in stitching
  • Notifying supervisors of any problems or discrepancies during the sewing process
  • Attaching buttons, grips, hooks and fasteners to finished items as required
  • Attaching elastic or tape to items as specified in the work order
  • Ensuring that excess material or threads are cut away from the finished product
  • Trimming finished items using scissors and cutters
  • Performing general and preventative maintenance tasks on sewing machines to ensure their longevity
  • Examining finished items for compliance and ensure that appropriate tags are sewed on them
  • Understanding Health & Safety requirements - reporting any issues / dangers / concerns to management
  • Keeping work area clean and tidy

Required skills

  • Upholstery
  • Industrial Sewing

Reference: 33071024

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