Sewing Machine Operator Jobs

Sewing Machine Operator Overview

A sewing machine operator is responsible for employing the use of a sewing machine in the production of textile products. The exact machines a sewing machine operator will use vary wildly between small, single-need machines to large industrial machines. Sewing machine operators are usually employed in the mass production of materials rather than individual customizations of clothing. Some sewing machine operators may also serve as head of production over individual units within a factory.

Sewing Machine Operator Education Requirements

A high school diploma is not required to become a sewing machine operator. The field requires physical dexterity and a close eye for detail. On-the-job training is generally provided. However, the ability to skillfully operate a sewing machine is beneficial and greatly increases the chances of finding work. Critical thinking skills are also helpful for determining alternative methods of production and increasing output.

Sewing Machine Operator Job Market

The job market for sewing machine operators is expected to drop by an extraordinary 26 percent by 2022. Even so, an estimated 770 jobs will still open each year because of upward movement and replacement. The job market is weakening because more of the tasks are outsourced to overseas facilities or are becoming fully automated through the use of machines and robots.

Sewing Machine Operator Salary

A sewing machine operator makes an average of $8 to $11 per hour, or around $16,600 to $22,800 per year. Operators in a supervisory position are able to make more, but the job itself is typically at or near minimum wage. Experience may sometimes result in salary raises, but it is not typical, as this position tends to be a stepping stone towards climbing to higher-paying roles.

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DescriptionIndustrial Sewing Machine Operator Compensation: 9 Hourly We are currently looking for an Industrial Sewer for a Part-Time (20 hours a week) Temp-Hire position @ a Sewing Machine Operator in a fast paced, production environment. Duties and responsibilities: Review, interpret and understand codes, instructions and specifications of fabrication tickets and special drawings Select appropri...
POSITIONS AVAILABLE Meca Sportswear, taking applications for (3) 1st shift sewing machine operator positions. These positions require a strong attention to detail and may require the ability to work overtime. Meca Sportswear offers a competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental, short term disability, holiday and vacation pay, 401k and profit sharing. If you are intereste...
SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR Midwest Garment is currently accepting applications for experienced Sewing Machine Operators. Paid holidays and vacations. If interested apply in person Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 124 Rose St., La Crosse, WI....
POSITIONS AVAILABLE Meca Sportswear, taking applications for (3) 1st shift sewing machine operator positions. These positions require a strong attention to detail and may require the ability to work overtime. Meca Sportswear offers a competitive wage and benefits package including medical, dental, short term disability, holiday and vacation pay, 401k and profit sharing. If you are intereste...
Our Bucks County client is seeking an experienced Industrial Sewing Machine Operator for their busy manufacturing company! The work schedule is 7:00-3:30 Monday- Friday, plus overtime. We will need someone to start mid-July through late October. There is not any heavy lifting. Pay rate would be around $10 per hour. Industrial Sewing Machine Operators Skills and Qualifications: Candidate will be re...
Roper Staffing is accepting resumes for an EXPERIENCED INDUSTRIAL SEWING OPERATOR. Direct Hire opportunity. Starting pay $13.00/hour. Shift flexibility needed. Will train on 1st. Requirements: 2 years minimum Industrial Automated Sewing Machine Operator, prefer TEXPA Stable work history HS diploma or equivalent Pass drug screen and background check Reliable transportation...
Seeking a professional sewer to join our factory team! Great company culture and atmosphere. Positive work place with employer who values people. Must have experience and ability to operate an industrial zig-zag sewing machine. Must have experience with a zig-zag embroidery stitch (satin stitch). Factory is currently in Truckee, CA (25 minutes from Reno) but will be moving to West Reno area in the...
PeopleShare's Pottsville office is seeking Sewing Machine Operators for a client in the Frackville, PA area! This is a Temp to Hire opportunity! Schedule: Monday - Friday including mandatory overtime on Saturdays Pay Rate: $9hr Basic Job Duties: Monitor sewing machine operation to spot problems such as defective stitching, thread breaks, or machine malfunctions Account for the quantity of textile...
Greensboro furniture company has immediate openings for highly motivated/experienced machine operators on 1st shift. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Will sit for long periods of time and sew using either a Surger machine or a double stitch sewing machine. Will thread machine with caution. Will do minor adjustments as needed to the machine. Will follow pattern. Will use scissors to cut string from material on...
Sewer Doherty Staffing Solutions in partnership with our client company in Humboldt, is currently interviewing for a sewer, first shift. Summary Our client, is seeking a sewer, to work first shift in their Humboldt location. The pay range is $9.50 hourly. Sewer Responsibilities · Sewing small and large items with straight seams · Training as directed by supervisor Sewer Requirements · Hand strengt...
Do you have sewing, seamstress and/or upholstery experience? If so, then we have an opening for you! We are looking for an experienced, reliable and hardworking individual to work in a manufacturing environment. The qualified candidate will be responsible for sewing pre-cut pieces of vinyl together for the completion of chair manufacturing. Qualified candidates should have prior sewing experience...
Enhance A Colour is looking for a full time industrial sewing operator or seamstress. We are looking for someone who has at least 2 years experience working in an industrial or corporate. Experience in doing awnings, boat covers, sails, tradeshows, or back drops is a plus. We offer a 40 hour work week with overtime. We do ask that the person is willing to work the overtime. Production is based out...
embroidery machine operator for busy uniform company sewing skills a plus attention to details is critical must be well organized and be able to multi task must be able to work with tajima and SWS must have knowledge of Pulse system must be able to prioritize and work well with others principals only. recruiters, please don't contact this job poster do not contact us with unsolicited services or o...
Flow Wrapper Machine Operator Key Position Highlights: Experience with running vertical or horizontal form, fill and seal packaging equipment Prefer experience in the food industry Five years or more experience as an operator with some technical ability/knowledge to troubleshoot the equipment Equipment Brands: Fuji, Ilapak, Doboy, Rose Forgrove, AmeripaK, Hayssen, Bosch, Previous experience and co...
Mount Sterling, 40353
Need Money? We have the jobs! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift openings up to $14 plus an hour to start!! Flexible to wrok 6-7 days a week, 8-12 hour shift. (Temp to hire, physical work, tolerance for heat). Assembly/Hose Forming, Metal Machine Operator, General Labor/Administrative, Industrial Sewing Machine, Warehouse/Pick Pull. $8.00 to $14.00+. Office 859-497-7059 100 chandler Lane Suite 5, Mount Sterl...
Production Supervisor - Apparel Manufacturing A small non-profit manufacturing company in Cherry Hill, NJ is looking for an experienced Production Supervisor with industrial sewing machine experience. Candidate must have a strong sense of urgency, attention to detail and the ability to motivate others. Experience with piece rate and hourly rate machine operators is a plus. Responsibilities: -Work...
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