Embroidery/ Sewing Machine Operator
Recruiting Solutions is seeking Embroidery Machine Operators for a company located in West Columbia, South Carolina.
- Operates sewing machine to embroider name, initial, or decorative designs on garments, household articles, material, or uniforms and to stitch cording, braid, or emblems on material or garments, following stamped design or working freehand without guide or markings: Reads work order to determine type and location of embroidery.
- Selects size and color thread and draws it through machine guides and bobbin.
- Turns setscrews to regulate machine settings.
- Positions article under presser foot and presses pedal or knee control to start machine and control speed of sewing.
- Guides fabric under needle with left hand or turns handcrank under feed bed to guide material, following stamped pattern or by freehand.
- Observes sewing operation to detect defects in stitching that indicate machine malfunction and notifies supervisor of malfunction.
- May draw guide freehand on fabric.
- May pin tissue paper pattern on fabric to be used as guide.
- May use embroidery hoops to hold fabric taut.
- May smooth embroidered area, using hand iron.
- May repair defective embroidery or fill in blanks left by embroidery machine.
- May operate automatic embroidery machines with multiple sewing heads controlled by perforated pattern tape.
- May be designated according to type of work done as Cloth Numberer; Letterer.
- When operating embroidery machine to sew tape or braiding to garment to form embroidery design, may be designated Corder.
Requirements and Qualifications
• Obtain work orders from supervisors to determine the type and design of embroidery designs
• Confer with customers to obtain any specific instructions on embroidery work and patterns
• Select the right type of materials to perform embroidery on, in accordance with the specifications provided on the work order
• Calibrate and set up embroidery machines at the beginning of each shift, to ensure that it works according to standards during the day
• Select the right type and color of threads and ensure that they are properly threaded in machine needles
• Hoop garments and fabric properly and set it under the needle to perform embroidery patterns
• Select the right type and size of embroidery stencil to use for each design and ensure that any ragged edges are cleaned away
• Mount needles, blades and pattern plates onto embroidery machines and ensure that they are properly disconnected and cleaned after each job
• Perform both preventative and regular maintenance on embroidery machines to ensure that they remain in good working order