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Sewing Operator Florida

Company: Paradigm Parachute and Defense Inc
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Overview

A Sewing Operator is a member of the Manufacturing Team and is responsible for completion of production items & goals that support the manufacturing department.

Job Descriptions

Completes a combination of the sewing functions required to assemble the raw materials for the manufacture of the parachutes and/or related parts, in a reasonable period and in accordance with company quality standards. This position generally requires a skilled operator comfortable working with difficult, awkward materials and capable of using standard measuring tools. Daily duties will include the operation of any or all of the following sewing/other machines, both manual and computer driven automatic: all size of gauges, single/multi needle, bartackers, zigzag machines.

Responsibilities and Duties

Operate production equipment to create items by approved methods and processes successfully
Interpret/read Manufacturing Work Instruction (MWI), Inspection Checklists (IC)
Read and interpret MIL-STD, work specification sheets, and drawings.
Ability to effectively use verification tools (ruler, tape measure and stitch gages & etc)
Maintain equipment properly performing required Preventive Maintenance (PM)
Ability to work in a team environment
Pin, mark, trim and do any required preparation work on raw material assemblies.
Ability to cut all types of textile material using a wide range of cutting tools (scissors, auto cutting devices, hot knife, & etc.).
Sew all raw materials, including support tapes and webbing.
Perform all daily routine maintenance and adjustments on sewing machines.
Complete all required paperwork and recordkeeping.
Assist as needed in the training of new operators.
Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Follows company rules and procedures.
Must be able to independently lift up to 35 pounds


Must be US citizen or Permanent Resident (Export Control requirement)
High School degree or equivalent Preferred: High School Diploma or equivalent
Ability to comprehend, carry out written drawing instructions in English.
Be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Must be able to clear see small threads
Must be able to identify colors


Industrial sewing machine operation experience
Capable of using standard measuring tools.
Pass the sample sewing tests.
Military Experience as an 92R, 921A, Rigger (Navy, Air Force, Marine, Army) (with an Honorable Discharge)

Training Requirements On the job training: Up to one (1) month, including progressing at an acceptable and measurable skill level rate. Work Environment The work environment for this job is a manufacturing shop floor. The noise level is usually moderate due to sewing machines and traffic. This position requires frequent walking as well as sitting or standing for long periods of time at sewing machine, cutting table, or an inspection point. Additionally, the position may require lifting and/or pulling moderate to heavy items. Physical Demands The position requires that the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk, see and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to fingers such as with a keyboard. The employee well be required to sit/stand; walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close distance, and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Keywords: Paradigm Parachute and Defense Inc, Pensacola , Sewing Operator Florida, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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