Sewing Machine Operator

Sewing Machine Operator operates various sewing machines to join parts of fabricated articles or garments. May require a high school diploma or its equivalent and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Being a Sewing Machine Operator is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Additionally, Sewing Machine Operator performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

Sewing Machine Operator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Sewing Machine Operator to join our team.


  • Complies with Company policy and Good Manufacturing Practices at all times;
  • Responsible for fabrication or machine operations as assigned by Management or Supervisory personnel in a high quality and expeditious manner;
  • Responsible for sewing required on products manufactured;
  • Operating a sewing machine as needed;
  • Sewing replacement parts or missing stitches as required;
  • Removing all products from machine;
  • Performing maintenance duties on sewing machine;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Interpret patterns and sewing instruction for assembly of inflatables;
  • Use of box tacker, machine grommet, webbing cutter and hot knife;
  • Execute sewing techniques and proprietary terminology;
  • Develop accurate measuring skills;
  • Operate and maintain sewing machines and related parts, including pattern plates, needles, presser feet, automatic cutting tools and blades;
  • Troubleshoot basic machinery problems and request service or repairs as needed;
  • Inspect and repair finished products as needed and make machine adjustments to compensate for errors or quality issues.


  • Able to stand throughout shift;
  • Must be at least 18 years old to work with industrial machines;
  • Able to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis;
  • Good physical (hand/eye) coordination;
  • Ability to complete projects on a timely basis;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally;
  • Prior experience and/or basic knowledge of sewing techniques;
  • Must be able to interpret complex sketches, drawings and patterns;
  • Exemplify a “Make-it-happen” attitude;
  • Possess a strong work ethic.