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.

37 Sewing Machine Operator jobs found on Monster.

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SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS: Single and Double Needle, Overlock and Bartack. Must have at least 1 year experience. Please apply M-Th, 8am-1pm, MJ Soffe, Middle Road Exit, Off Hwy 301 N. (Fayetteville Plant) M/F/D/V)...
SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR Seeking experienced sewing machine operators but are willing to train candidate if qualified and interested in learning sewing operations. Must have good eyesight and be able to distinguish numbers and various colors of threads. SEWING MACHINE MECHANIC Seeking sewing machine mechanic who has the ability to fix plain lock-stitch sewing machines, chain-stitch sewing machines,...
Manpower is looking for experienced Sewing Machine operators in the Roanoke Region. The ideal candidate must have experience with the set up and operation of sewing machines and embroidering machines. Selected candidates will be required to pass a background check and drug test before starting work. Interested candidates may submit a resume through the link below....
Scope: Industrial sewing for vinyl/canvas/leather materials in a production environment. Joins, reinforces, or decorates materials by operating an industrial sewing machine. Basic Duties: · Responsible for selecting all of the equipment needed for the sewing process, which includes setting up the machine and its peripherals. · Proper use of tools which mostly include scissors, knives, fasteners...
SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS and FABRIC CUTTERS Midwest Garment is currently taking applications for Sewing Machine Operators and Fabric Cutters. Dependability is a must! Hours of operation are Mon. through Thurs. 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apply in person at Midwest Garment, 124 Rose St, La Crosse, 8 am - 4 pm....
Meca Sportswear, Inc. is taking applications for the following positions: 7 Sewing Machine Operators, 2 Support Positions, 1 Inspector and a 2nd shift Chenille Machine Operator. 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, h...
Job Purpose: A sewing team operator performs skilled work in sewing, layout, for synthetic slings. Sewing team operator’s work under limited supervision with an emphasis on quality and productivity on all aspects of slings and products produced. Sewing operators must work positively and effectively with their peers and supervisors to produce the highest quality products. Key Responsibilities and...
Company Confidential North Tonawanda, NY, 14120
SEWING MACHINE OPERATOR: Experienced sewers required. Full Time days. Working with single needle walking foot machines using vinyl and canvas materials. Start $9+/hour. Benefits available. Call 716-694-0641...
Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operation in the manufacturing of garment or other products. Will be cutting and sewing covers for cushions. This is a day shift, Monday to Friday 6AM till 3PM. It is Temp to Perm paying around $10.40 an hour. Must have at least 1 yr of industrial sewing experience....
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...
Company Confidential Doraville, GA, 30360
Professional Sewing Machine Operators - pillows, cushions, foam furniture Foamlabs - seeks a professional sewing machine operators to assist in new products as well as operations on the production floor. English is not required. Hours are 6:30am-3:00pm in a factory environment located in Doraville / Norcross. Experience required - industrial sewing techniques and machinery. FOAMLABS 2745 Ban...
Sewing Machine Operators Sewing Machine Operators in both the Kingstree and Lane, SC locations. Candidates must be able to operate, tend, clean and maintain sewing machines to join together, hem, band and perform related sewing operations. Single and double needle lockstitch and chainstitch machinery is used. Please call (843) 387-6992. EEO M/F/V/D...
Description: Sewing Machine Operator Sewing Machine Operator Job Purpose: Responsible for running the machines and creating sections of clothing, he or she may also put together and match pieces of clothing before they are sewn. Sewing Machine Operator Job Duties: Responsible for selecting all of the equipment needed for the sewing process, which includes setting up the machine and its peripher...
Aerotek Commercial Staffing Medina, OH
Job Duties: Will be performing sewing acts on high quality apparel Must be able to communicate effectivley Qualifications: Must be able to stand a majority of the day Must be detail oriented Good hand eye coordination Ablitity to lift material Good communication skills Ability to repeat the same task over and over (High repitition)....
Your passion for sewing is a fun way to earn money while creating cold air inflatables, banners, graphics and more! The ideal candidate will have one plus years experience in sewing and a high school diploma or GED. Applicant must be able to interpret complex sketches, drawings and patterns. The ability to push or pull 50 lbs. required . A “Make-it Happen” attitude is essential. Full-time M – F 7:...
Get heavyequipment operator Petersburg, VA
Company Description: Job Description: Moss Motors LTD, the leading distributer of British automotive products, seeks experienced industrial sewing machine operators to join our Upholstery team in our Virginia facility. Applicants will take a sewing test to display their capabilities. Prefer some English. Additional job requirements include: --Ability to sew leathers, vinyl and carpet. --Ability......
ROP: DOE Location: 79901 Work Schedule: M-F 7:00am-4:30pm SUMMARY: Operate or tend sewing machine in order to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacturing of draperies. Finishing and pressing using a hot head press, folding station and packaging equipment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamp...
Johnson Controls, Inc. Plymouth, MI
Installs, modifies, upgrades, maintains, and repairs basic products or equipment in industrial/manufacturing or development environment. 2 year degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 4 Years minimum experience.4 Years - Technical Degree...
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 ...
Get heavyequipment mechanic North Carolina, NC
IOB Industries of the Blind This is excellence Royal Park USA Greensboro Industries of the Blind and Royal Park USA employs sighted, blind and visually impaired associates to provide contract sewing, packaging and assembly, in Greensboro and Burlington, NC. Benefits available for FT associates Voted Top Work Place for three years Sewing Machine Operators - Greensboro and Burlington - Experienced c...

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