Industrial sewing machine operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9446

Industrial sewing machine operators operate sewing machines to sew fabric, fur, leather or synthetic materials to produce or repair garments and other articles. They are employed in clothing, footwear, textile products, fur products and other manufacturing establishments and by furriers.

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Job Duties for Industrial sewing machine operators

  • Assemble pieces of garments by matching patterns and dye lots
  • Operate single, double or multi-needle serging, flat bed felling, banding and other sewing machines, to join sections of garments or other articles into finished products on a piece-work or production basis
  • Operate fur sewing machines to join fur pelt strips to required size and shape and join pelts into garment sections or shells
  • Operate stitching machines to sew leather parts together for leather garments, handbags, shoes and other leather articles
  • Operate serging machines to sew and overcast edges of material simultaneously
  • Operate tackers, pocketsetters, buttonhole makers and fusing, hemmer and other machines to perform various operations in the fabrication of garments and other articles
  • Examine garments and operate sewing machines, sergers and other machines to repair garments and other articles during the manufacturing process
  • Complete production reports
  • May perform minor maintenance and repairs on sewing machine.

Working Conditions for Industrial sewing machine operators

Work takes place indoors. Sewing machines may cause injury if used improperly, and textile dust may be inhaled without precautions.

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