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Garment Sewing Machine Operator

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
ILC Dover LP
Physical Address
One Moonwalker Rd
Frederica, DE 19946
Job Description

Please detail your sewing experience on your resume/application. Only candidates who do so will be considered.

Our Space Division (Space and NASA programs) and our Engineered Goods Division (Lighter Than Air and Infrastructure Protection) are looking for skilled, sewing individuals. Multiple positions are available for different skill levels . A skills test will be administered followed by an assessment period. This posting covers the Associate, Mid-level, and Specialty Sewing positions.


Job Summary:
Sew, join, reinforce, or finish, with needle and thread and/or sewing machine, a variety of
manufactured items. Sewers are required to communicate and work together with production
workers, Quality Assurance Inspectors, and Engineering to develop systems that promote quality and customer satisfaction.

Essential Duties and 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

Must be able to work on government programs (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States)
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent credential from a vocational school
At least 6 months of sewing in an industrial setting preferred
Demonstrated skill with basic sewing, industrial sewing; advanced techniques required for Specialty Sewing positions
Demonstrated ability to read patterns and/or blueprints
Must be able to speak, read, and write in English

Background Check & Drug Screening Required
E-Verify Used
EOE/AA Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran

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