Embroidery Machine Operator

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Default Embroidery Machine Operator

State/Province: New York
City: New Rochelle NY
Summary Operates computerized or manual embroidery machine to embroider name, initial, logo, or decorative designs on garments, household articles, material, or uniforms by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Operates automatic embroidery machines with single or multiple sewing heads controlled by computerized program or manual embroidery machines controlled by operator.

Reads work order to determine type and location of embroidery.

Selects size and color thread and draws it through machine guides and bobbin.

Confirms all needles on machine(s) are filled with proper thread per work order specifications.

Adjusts machine settings to match order specifications.

Positions article under presser foot and presses pedal or knee control or pushes button to start machine and/or control speed of sewing.

Guides fabric under needle with left hand and follows pattern when using manual machines, or monitors output of automatic machines.

Observes sewing operation to detect defects in stitching that indicate machine malfunction and notifies supervisor of malfunction.

Pins tissue paper pattern on fabric to be used as guide or draws guide freehand on fabric.

Uses embroidery hoops to hold fabric taut.

Repairs defective embroidery or fills in blanks left by embroidery machine when possible.

Troubleshoots jams or inefficiencies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); OR six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience and/or proven proficiency using automatic or manual embroidery machines.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

General knowledge of computers for operation of automatic computerized embroidery machines.

Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to multi task and prioritize work. Ability to manage time effectively and work efficiently to meet daily quotas.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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