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Peckham, Inc. Apparel Sewing Machine Operator (Charlotte) in Charlotte, Michigan

Peckham employees, as part of the Defense Industrial Base, are identified as "essential infrastructure workers” during the COVID – 19 emergency response by the Department of Homeland Security. Our plan is to remain open and continue to support our country during this crisis while taking every feasible measure to ensure the safety of our employees. We are extremely proud of our staff and team members who are stepping up to ensure Peckham is able to support critical federal government operations during these difficult and uncertain times.

Candidates with sewing or production experience will be given preference in the hiring process. Candidates with prior experience will need to pass an assessment and interviews for these positions maybe conducted over the phone. Please ensure your contact information is accurate.

Job Description:Apparel Sewing Machine Operator (Charlotte) - Peckham Inc. and Peckham Diversified

Important details:

  • Wage: $10.00 per hour

  • Location: 945 Reynolds Rd. Charlotte, MI

  • Hours: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm (M-F) Some Saturdays

Apparel Sewing Hire Bonus

  • $50 at hire

  • $100 after 90 days

Apparel Sewing Referral bonus:

  • $25 upon referral hire

  • $100 after 90 days

This entry level Apparel Sewing Machine Operator position is responsible for the accurate alignment of fabric, garments, and materials under needles using marks on machines, clamps, templates, cloth and notches as guides. This position guides garments or garment parts under machine needles and presser foot pedals to sew parts together. This position handles garments; folding, bagging, labeling, using scissors to trim threads, threading and tying hangers, zipper pulls or plastic cord locks.

This job requires participation in a 2-week paid training period.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Operate single needle sewing machines to perform basic sewing steps that automatically join, reinforce or decorate material or articles, such as Velcro, webbing, labels or tags. – Daily

  • Operate basic automated and/or bartacking (PLK) machines to perform basic sewing steps that automatically join, reinforce or decorate material or articles, such as Velcro, webbing, cord or labels. – Daily

  • Align fabric, garments and materials under needles using marks on machines, clamps, templates, jigs, cloth and notches as guides. - Daily

  • Align material pieces in correct order prior to sewing and verify that dye lots and patterns match. - Daily

  • Guide garments or garment parts under machine needles, clamps, and feet, using presser hand or foot pedals to sew parts together. – Daily

  • Place cord, spools of thread or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, thread ends through machine guides and thread needles as necessary. – Daily

  • Trim excess threads from garments after sewing, using scissors, nippers, or automatic trimming machines. – Daily

  • Select supplies such as fasteners and thread to meet job requirements. – Daily

  • Prepare garments for packaging; folding, tagging garments with fastener gun, placing in bags, labelling bags, placing bags in bins. – As Needed

  • Inspect garments and check repair tags on garments to locate defects or damage. Repair mistakes or mark quality issues as necessary. – Daily

  • Observe machine operations and identify problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread or machine malfunctions and report such defects to supervisors or mechanics. – As Needed

  • Work with supervisor towards meeting performance standards. – Daily

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment. – Daily

  • Practice LEAN principles and 5S concepts – Daily

  • Support ISO-9000 and Peckham, Inc. Quality Management Systems requirements.

  • Support Peckham’s vision, value, culture, and commitment to excellent customer services to all customers and stakeholders. – Daily

  • Participation in Peckham’s safety programs and ergonomic activities is required.

  • Other related duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

REQUIRED TRAINING

This job requires participation in a 2-week paid training period.

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.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Knowledge of numbers and the ability to count.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to carry out instructions provided.

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 sit, use fingers, hands, arms and legs to handle or feel. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

COMMENTS

This position will move to other work areas as business requires. Person needs to have the ability to ask questions and voice concerns in relation to work and work environment. Background check is required.

SPECIAL NOTES

These jobs are part of the AbilityOne program, to learn more about the AbilityOne program go to www.abilityone.gov

PECKHAM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. Peckham provides equal opportunities and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR APPLYING NOTICE

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of your application please:

  • Click HERE and you will be directed to the ILRU Directory to find an agency in your area that can assist you

  • Email us at jobs@peckham.org

  • Call us at (517) 316-4000

  • Visit us at: 3510 Capital City BLVD, Lansing, MI 48906 (M-F 8am - 4pm)

Examples of reasonable accommodations may include making a change to the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Business Line:

Manufacturing

Location:

Charlotte, MI

Worker Sub-Type:

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ABOUT PECKHAM

Peckham is a national award-winning non-profit organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation for people with disabilities and barriers to employment. We accomplish our mission by working with community partners and through our own diverse business lines consisting of apparel manufacturing, warehousing, call centers, environmental services, and farming. Peckham prides itself on having a great culture which fosters a respectful, collaborative, and fun work environment. Employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work, share ideas, and engage in lifelong learning. Our culture further supports our mission by encouraging flexibility, health, and wellness. Staff enjoy benefits such as generous PTO policies, modern facilities, pet friendly work sites, free fruit, fitness classes, massages available for purchase, and opportunities for flexible work arrangements.

MISSION

Peckham, a nonprofit community vocational rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency which values quality, diversity, and performance. Our mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for greater independence and self-sufficiency. We embrace collaboration, effective resource management, and innovative approaches to achieve world-class excellence.

VISION

To prove that people with disabilities and other barriers are more than capable of delivering world-class, high-quality products and solutions.

Peckham is an Equal Opportunity Employer - EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled. Peckham provides equal opportunities and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. EEO is Law

Peckham participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please click follow this link​

For information on Immigrant and Employee Rights (IER), follow this link

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION NOTICE

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

[1] Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information on the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

Visit www.peckham.org to learn more.

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