Production Sewing Machinist

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Industrial, Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £8.91 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jessica Teece Millington

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  • Contact phone:

    01244 304360

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Duration:

    Temp to Perm

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Meridian Business Support are recruiting for an experienced and reliable Sewing Machinist to work for a leading family run manufacturer in Birkenhead.

Essential experience required:
Must be able to use all the sewing machines; Flatbed (automated cut offs), Cylinder Arm, Taper and AMS Machine. Must have had previous experience in an industrial sewing environment

Job Purpose:
The sewing and making up of bags and covers and to ensure this is done to the highest quality and standard, in a timely manner

Skills and Abilities:
- Skill to thread and change feet and needles on all machines used
- Ability to adjust bar on machines to various thickness according to fabrics used
- The ability to identify all items required for specific jobs, including zips, webbing etc
- Ability to recognise changes between the sample and the job sheet and refer these to the Head of Production
- Ability to work on their own partially unsupervised but having direct access to the Head of Production
- High level of attention to details is required
- Ability to understand job sheets and follow written instructions and drawings in order to undertake ‘one off’s’
- Good team member
- Inter-departmental working and communication
- Ability to analyse problems and procedures and to provide recommendations for any problems and to react quickly to situations

Main duties
To support the Senior Management Team in the operational efficiency of the department in order to ensure smooth running of all departments.
- Receives daily instructions from Supervisor/Head of Production regarding products to be worked on that day and to complete all work quickly and efficiently to the highest quality
To sew and make up bags and covers by using one or all of the following machines - flat bed machines (automated cut off’s), Cylinder Arms, Walking Foot, Taper, PLK, Flat foot, AMS Machines and Taper guides.
- To ensure individual input assists with the smooth running of the production line
- To maintain sewing machines when required and check and clean them every week advising the Head of Production of any major faults
- Ability to read drawing and interpret instructions on Job Sheets
- Ability to identify minor faults on machines and rectify where possible. If not advise Head of Production to arrange repair.
- To constantly look at process and procedures to ensure an effective and efficient department
- Responsible for the completion of time sheets / quality control forms, commenting on any alterations / measurements which need to be made by R&D
- Ability to identify quality issues and advise the Head of Production accordingly
- Responsible for a clean, neat and tidy work areas at all times
- To work as part of a team so work is shared and all jobs within the function are undertaken by every machinist
- To ensure all threads are returned to the store room upon completion of each job undertaken
- To constantly strive to improve your department by identifying and implementing process and system improvements.
To ensure that H&S and ISO requirements are met within the function and to report any variances to the Head of Production
- To undertake any other duties are required by the Head of Production

Pay -  £8.91 per hour
Hours – Monday - Thursday 8am-4:30pm
             Friday 8am-2pm 
This is Temp to Perm position.

Please call Meridian on 01244 304 360 for more information or apply via email by sending CV to