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Sewing Operator, Associate

Company: ILC Dover
Location: Frederica
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

ILC Dover is a world leader in the innovative design and production of engineered products employing high-performance flexible materials. Since 1947, we have provided engineered solutions to complex customer problems. Initially known for the production of space suits for NASA, we leverage our vast materials, engineering, process, and design experience to create high performance systems for a wide range of industries. ILC Dover is a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, which acquired the company in February 2020. Recognized globally for our flexible containment solutions, ILC Dover serves customers in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing, personal care, food and beverage, chemical, aerospace, healthcare and government agencies. ILC Dover's visionary solutions improve efficiency, safeguard workers and product, and prevent disasters. For more information visit ILCDover.com and follow us on LinkedIn. Job Summary: Operate or tend sewing machines to join, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacture of our products. *Essential Responsibilities:

  • Sews materials by hand and/or sewing machine, to join, gather, reinforce, or decorate materials or fabricated articles
  • Cuts materials, according to specifications, or cuts excess material or thread from finished product, using blade, scissors, or electric knife
  • Examines and measures finished articles to verify conformance to standards, using ruler
    • Folds or fits together materials to prepare for machine sewing or hand sewing
    • Monitors machine operation to detect problems, such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunction
    • Mounts attachments, such as needles, and adjusts machine guides according to specifications
    • Places spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, inserts bobbin, and threads ends through machine guides and components
    • Positions and marks patterns on materials to prepare for sewing
      • Positions materials through feed rollers and guides, or positions and maneuvers under sewing machine presser foot and needle during operation
      • Records amount of materials processed in production logs
      • Removes finished materials from sewing machine
      • Replaces needle and cleans/oils sewing machines to maintain equipment
      • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the product fabrication according to the work instructions and/or drawing
        • Responsible to adhere to the current General Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for all products
        • Uses specialized automatic or semi-automatic sewing equipment and other equipment as required to fabricate products Associate Sewing Operator Qualifications:
          • Must fulfill all the General Qualifications noted above
          • Must have basic sewing skills and submit to an evaluation period to determine skill level going forward; up to 12 months in a training period is possible and a formal evaluation of aptitude is required. Time in position is not necessarily a factor in promotion to the next level.
          • General Qualifications:
            • Must be able to work on government contracts directly or access shared data resources (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.)
            • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, e.g., GED
              • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (read, write, speak)
              • Must be knowledgeable of basic math and English measurement (versus metric)
              • Must be able to work all production shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or weekends)
              • Demonstrated communication and team collaboration skills
              • Must successfully pass ILC Dover sewing aptitude test Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to heat (non-weather). The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is frequently required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, ILC Dover is committed to a diverse workforce. We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k), PTO, and more. Background Check & Drug Screening Required E-Verify Used EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran PI202021189

Keywords: ILC Dover, Wilmington , Sewing Operator, Associate, Other , Frederica, Delaware

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