Sewing Tech – Leather (2)

Position Summary

With our hands and a craft handed down for generations, we will enhance the lives of those in our community by bringing value to our retail partners, providing unparalleled service and combining an artisan craft with innovative technology, helping our entire community to create a home. At Design Foundry, we stand on a firm foundation and are intentional about what we do and how we get it done. We encourage a professional yet casual and friendly work environment where we embrace our differences and always look to find common ground. Associates are supported and recognized for their contributions. We approach each day with a “get to” attitude and find the joy in all we do. We will consistently strive to live out our Core Values: We are Family, We Own It, We Give Our All, and We Have Fun! Enhancing lives in our community. Building People, Making Furniture.

Essential Functions

While working as part of a well-knit team, this position will operate an industrial sewing machine to perform sewing task as assigned. The primary responsibility of this role will be to topstitch. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. • Use Industrial sewing machine to tend material for upholstered furniture. • Reads order tickets and sewing notes. • Recognizes the segment of the materials that is to be sewn. • Guides parts under needle, using fingers and hands, and following edges, seams, guides on machines manual or automated. • Places spools of thread on spindle and draws thread through machine guides, tensions and eye of needle. • Observes or feels stitching to detect defects and notifies supervisor of repair needs when defects are caused by machine malfunction. • Carefully match, measuring, and considerable dexterity to maintain quality, exact dimensioning, and alignment on stripes and centered patterns. • Adjusts the sewing machine controls to regulate stitching speed and length, dimensions of gathers and tucks, and material or thread tension. • Puts various components together and sews to make a part(s) for a finished product. • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

• Candidates should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an upholstery sewer in a production environment. • Leather sewing experience is required • Must pay attention to detail and have excellent quality. • Must be self-directed and be able to work on their own. • Ability to understand and work from written instructions and design specifications. • Must be able to effectively communicate across all levels of the organization. • The ability to work harmoniously with a team • Exemplify Design Foundry’s Core Values: We are Family, We Own It, We Give Our All, and We Have Fun

Other Duties

Other duties may be assigned as needed.

 

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The facility is temperature controlled, organized and clean. Each sewing workstation is equipped with ergonomic table and storage space.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. To perform this role successfully requires the ability to sit or stand consistently for an 8-hour shift. To tend to the sewing machine, the sewing tech will need the use of arms, hands, fingers and have the ability to twist at the waist frequently turning and reaching. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds of unfinished/finished fabric and materials. Minimal walking required when moving carts to obtain fabric to be sewn. Bend slightly from the waist to move material through sewing machine. Constantly push/pull fabric through sewing machine and off machine into buggies or onto conveyor using arms and hands; from a seated position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus to ensure the correct product is being produced for our customers.

Design Foundry - Sewing Tech – Leather (2)

DESIGN FOUNDRY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. DESIGN FOUNDRY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN THE EMPLOYMENT ON ACCOUNT OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, SEX (INCLUDING SEXUAL HARRASMENT), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MARITAL STATUS, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, MILITARY STATUS OR UNFAVORABLE DISCHARGE FROM MILITARY SERVICE.