Sewing Machine Operator – Industrial Seamstress
(Production Sewing / Industrial Sewing Machine Operator)

Location: Portland, Oregon
Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

Do you believe in US Manufacturing and Getting Sh!t Done? Then this opportunity is for you!

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What you’ll do:

  • Operate industrial sewing machines (serger, single needle)
  • Create (assemble) garments following samples and technical package
  • Ensure quality construction with minimal errors and make repairs when necessary
  • Meet daily and weekly productivity goals (according to need and demand)
  • Observe machine operation to identify and correct faulty stitches, or notify supervisor for needed changes
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment – perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, cleaning sewing machines, oiling, troubleshooting

What you need to know: (Getting Sh!t Done)

  • 3+ years of sewing, seamstress, product creation experience
  • Operation of industrial (commercial) sewing machines; preferably Serger and Coverstitch
  • Knowledgeable in sewing methods and completing jobs to quality specifications
  • Handling Knit Materials / Finishing Hems / Attaching Elastic and related accoutrements
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, organize with good hand-eye coordination

Able to:

  • Read and interpret written information – read and write in English
  • Consistently be at work and on time for each scheduled shift
    • Studio hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm (Part and Full-time opportunities available)
    • Sit and /or stand for an 8-hour shift
    • While performing the duties of this role you must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and/or crouch as well as frequent use of hands and fingers for grasping, reaching, pulling, and pushing
  • Handle basic computer skills – PC or MAC – familiarity with work related online apps (android) and Excel

JDL-Studios is willing to “hire for attitude and train for skill” On the job training available to candidates with an aptitude for the clothing production processes.

If this sounds like a team you’d like to join, please apply today! Send resumes to

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status

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