Sewing Machine Operator - Osceola and Chetek, WI
Our Mission: We utilize great people to deliver high quality health care and comfort products. We build successful relationships with our vendors and customers, and enhance the lives of our customers and team members.
We build the careers and lifestyle of our employees in a “best place to work” environment.
Expectations: Employees at Core Products are:
- Friendly – they work well others, laugh, and have fun.
- Dependable - they show up for work every day, and start and end breaks on time.
- Driven – they are motivated to do a great job.
- Efficient – they learn fast and work productively.
- Honest – they live with good and truthful character.
- You will be able to thread and run all sewing machines in your department within 3 weeks.
- You will be efficient in sewing/producing standard line products in your department within 6 months.
- You will be efficient in sewing/producing all products in your department within 9 months.
- You will be able to start working on additional products in other departments within 9 months.
- Process - Understand and practice one piece flow manufacturing method.
- Sewing – Be proficient at sewing on several machines and many different products.
- Production – produce first quality goods in a timely fashion.
- Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions.
- Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates as guides.
- Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components
- Match material pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them and verify that patterns match control
- Guide materials under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together
- Record produced quantities
- Inspect finished product to locate defects and to correct defects if able. If not, notify Department Leader and/or Quality department.
- Be proficient at sewing and be able to cross train to on other items
- Getting Information – Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
- Controlling Machines and Processes – Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.
- Handling and Moving Objects – Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
- Inspecting Equipment, Structure, or Material – Inspecting equipment and materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
- Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates – Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
- Other Job Functions – any functions as deemed necessary by management.
Skills for this position:
- Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, and asking questions as appropriate
- Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of other’s reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Service Orientation – Actively looking for ways to help people and improve processes.
- Monitoring – Monitoring and assessing performance of yourself and others to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
- Organization, Planning, and Prioritizing Work – Developing specific goals and plan to prioritize, organize, and accomplish job functions.
- Arm-Hand Steadiness – The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
- Control Precision – The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust control of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
- Manual Dexterity – The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
- Rate Control – The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or directions of a moving object or scene.
- Finger Dexterity – The ability to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble small objects.
- Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or action in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g. patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures)
- Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range.
- Visual Color Discrimination – The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
- Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
Work Styles – This job requires:
- Integrity – being honest and ethical.
- Achievement/Effort – establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
- Behavior – a can do and willingness to learn behavior.
- Cooperation – being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured attitude.
- Dependability – being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Attention to Detail – being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
- Adaptability/Flexibility – being open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace.
- Concern for Others – being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
- Self-Control – maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in difficult situations
- Persistence – persistence in the face of obstacles.
- Initiative – a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
- Stress Tolerance – accepting criticism and dealing calmly with high stress situations.