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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Express Employment Professionals in Tomah is currently recruiting for long term opportunities: Assemblers Sewing Machine Operators Packagers CNC Machine Operators Pallet Repair Workers Glass Handlers And Much More! Pay ranges of $9.00-$13.00!!! Call us today at 608-567-0534...
Manpower's TOP Client has an open position for a Sewing Machine Operator! Embroidery experience desired. $9.50 / hour Monday - Friday - 11:30am - 8:00 PM Mid shift Apply today and create an account at
AMUSA SEWING FACTORY in Wabasha, MN is recruiting for SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS & LEAD LEATHER SAMPLE MAKER Job details at or by calling 651-560-2140...
Stylax is a Colorado based sublimation company making uniforms, custom spirit wear and team apparel for the sports industry. Due to our rapid growth, we have several outstanding opportunities available for local Denver commercial sewers who are highly motivated, hard-working and have experience operating industrial sewing machines (Serger, Topstitch, Coverstitch). Candidates’ quality of work shoul...
Express in partnership with Meca Sportswear will be holding a JOB FAIR from 2 pm-5 pm on Thursday the 23rd at 1120 Townline Rd., Tomah (NOTE ADDRESS CORRECTION!) Pay rates up to $9.85/hr!!! Meca is looking for career minded individuals that take pride in their work. You could have the opportunity work in a strong family environment that strives to improve their community. Positions available: Sew...
Job Opening Title: Temporary Sewing Machine Operator - AMERICAN FORK Job Opening Number: 116041 Job Summary: This is a TEMPORARY position with the possibility of going full-time. It is located in American Fork.This position helps make gospel teachings, resources, or services accessible to all in a simple and affordable way, supporting the .... Job Family: Production & Manufacturing Location: U...
Commercial Sewing Machine Operator-WD30010618 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasi...
Multiple positions available for Industrial Sewing 2nd shift! Job Purpose: Industrial sewing for vinyl/canvas materials. Joins, reinforces, or decorates materials by operating an industrial sewing machine. Duties: Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting materials Prepares machine by changing needles and thread; securing attachments Approves materials by inspecting materials...
Job Purpose: This position is for 2nd Shift 3:45pm - 12:15am. May train on first shift. Sew a variety of fabrics to make protective covers. Sewing Machines are not computerized. Fabric is manually guided through the machine. You will be required to perform the following functions in a fast paced, results oriented environment - other duties and tasks may be assigned as needed: * Sew materials to...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is now hiring. If you’re dependable and...
Seamstress/ Sewing Machine Operator Location - Flat Rock, MI Job Description Seeking experienced seamstress/ sewing machine operator to work within our rigging division. Primary function is to join and reinforce materials by operating a sewing machine. Daily schedule is 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Willing to train; however candidates must have experience operating a sewing machine. Pr...
One of Manpower's TOP Clients is looking for a Sewing Machine Operator with Hemming experience! Apply today and create an account online at Monday - Friday - mid shift 11:30 - 8:00 PM $9.50 / hour Apply today and enjoy working with a great company!!!...
Company Confidential Fall River, MA, 02722
Griffin Mfg. has immediate full time positions available for experienced Sewing- Machine Operators. Benefit package includes: Holidays, 3 wks Vac., Medical, Disability Insurance, 401K Plan. Please apply in person at 502 Bedford St. Fall River, Ma. 3rd Flr. (Phone# 508-677-0048 EXT. 241)...
Staff One Plus, is currently seeking experienced Sewing Machine Operators for a local company in Iva, SC. Must have 2+ years experience operating a sewing machine Must be able to pass drug screen Must be able to work 6am-6pm No HSD or GED required Criminal backgrounds are reviewed on an individual basis Please apply in person: 11220 BHP HWY Honea Path, SC 29654...
Johnson Controls, Inc Plymouth, MI
Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering ...
--Industrial/Commercial Sewing Machine Operator needed Northeast Houston manufacturer needs an industrial sewing machine operator • Sewing heavy duty fabric straps and slings • 2nd shift, 2:30pm – 11:00pm • English/Spanish bilingual...
Every day, we work to save your life. IMMI ® is known around the world for our quality safety products. We're experts in safety, with products that touch millions of lives all over the world. Our team works every day to protect children, soldiers, truck drivers, first responders, and outdoor adventurers. That's why we're consistantly innovating and testing new products, searching for ways to brin...
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 mater...
State of Georgia Columbus, GA, 31914
Position requires High School Diploma or GED No Experience Required 12 Years Education Preferred Skills Experience with sewing machine is highly preferred. Job Description Manufacture car floor mats using sewing machine.Monitors machine operation to detect problems, such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunction. Activates and adjusts machine controls to regulate stitch...
Clemson University Clemson, SC, 29632
JOB PURPOSE: To operate state of the art manufacturing equipment at production levels through various manufacturing procedures: demonstrating these procedures and the results to visitors. JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Manufacture shirts at production levels with less than 2% defects. E/88% 2. Utilize and learn sewing and computer skills through the operation of computerized and programmable apparel manufa...

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