Sewing Machine Operator

Position Title

Sewing Machine Operator (SMO)

Employment Status

Full Time



FLSA Status


Reports To

Plant Manager

Effective Date


Position Summary

Responsible for effectively and efficiently producing sewn materials within the timeframe allocated by the production schedule.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Using an applicable sewing machine, sew binding, windows, and other items.
  • Verifying material is correct per the work order.
  • Following procedures to ensure uniformity.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to recognize and take advantage of opportunities to save both labor costs and material costs.
  • Will be responsible for upkeep and maintaining work area to stay within 5S standards set by the company.
  • Must be willing and able to cross-train to learn various sewing techniques.
  • Removal of binding and or seams.
  • Cutting when needed for material production.
  • Measuring and verifying correct placements for windows, grommet strips, etc.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities)

  • Strong sewing skills.
  • Ability to read diagrams and production drawings.
  • Ability to differentiate in between shade variations.

Required Education/Experience

  • Basic High School Degree or GED

Physical Demands & Work Environment

This position is a production floor position. While performing the job:

  • Lifting – Often
  • Walking – Rarely
  • Standing – Rarely
  • Sitting – Often
  • Bending – Often
  • Climbing – Rarely
  • Computer screen time – Rarely

*Noise – Hearing protection is provided if desired.

*Seeing – Eye protection is provided as some areas will require protection.

*Fumes – Masks are available and provided by AF Sports upon request.


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