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WillowWood Sewing Machine Operator in Mount Sterling, Ohio

Summary: The job requires completing all work assignments within the sewing department to sew and produce materials used in the production of prosthetic liners in a proficient manner while maintaining high quality standards with each piece produced. Essential Responsibilities: *Capable of sewing both straight stitch and over-lock seams *Understand sewing and stitching machine operation and how to adjust or replace all basic mechanical parts *Accepting daily assignments from the sewing lead *Understand how to read production reports and written work instruction *Ability to identify all liner fabric types and color, thickness, size options, thread types and color to ensure proper materials are used *Ability to inspect and repair finished product *Enter accurate tracking information into Alpha sewing database *Perform basic daily maintenance on sewing equipment such as monitoring oil levels, needle position, looper and needle points, thread tension, presser foot and throat plate *Perform work duties in the stamping process as directed. *Proficient in placing work-in process in the correct storage bins * Essential Skills Required: This position requires knowledge of sewing, equipment operation, trouble shooting, basic repairs, data entry, ability to identify quality defects and solutions, and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of the organization. *Previous sewing experience of 2-4 years in an industrial or home setting *High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred *Basic data entry and PC skills preferred Scope of the Job:This position has no direct reports or supervisory responsibilities, but will work closely with other sewers and members of the production team. Key positions with which this position interacts:This position will interact heavily with production employees, department leads and often with the supervisor of the department.Physical Demands of the Job:The minimum physical requirements needed to perform this job include:1. Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb under 1/3 of the time.2. Ability to use hands fingers and arms over 2/3 of the time.3. Ability to talk and hear on a regular basis.4. Minimum lifting up to 50 lbs. is required.5. Vision ability including both close and distance vision, ability to distinguish colors and ability to bring items into focus. This position primarily works in the manufacturing so there will be exposure to moving mechanical parts, noise, fumes and airborne particles.This job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Consequently, job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.