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Now hiring: Part-time Sewing Machine Operator

Part-time Sewing Machine Operator
Deadline: June 15, 2022

This is W2 position for 12 hrs/wk with up to 20 hrs/wk during peak seasons.

geekchicfashion is a modern, chic + comfortable independent women's clothing label, handmade in Pittsboro NC. We make ready-to-wear women’s apparel from stretch fabric. All work is produced in our studio in downtown Pittsboro and sold through our website as well as in-person at local pop-up markets.

I envision a Sewing Machine Operator who will work alongside our team in the studio producing high quality garments efficiently and as designed. Qualified candidates will be experienced in using a serger, cover stitch machine and sewing machine, excited about the business of fashion, and be a strong believer in body acceptance.

You will be joining a team that is driven to create modern and stylish clothes for women of many sizes to help them look and feel good. This studio is a collaborative work environment and you should be comfortable sharing your own ideas as well as incorporating feedback into your work and process. We will collaborate to balance your availability with project deadlines.

You are ready to (job responsibilities):
  • Operate and maintain sewing machines and related parts, including pattern plates, needles, presser feet, automatic cutting tools and blades
  • Read and interpret work orders and adjust machines and materials to match, including selecting fabric, thread and needles, mounting necessary attachments and double-checking settings before beginning a large run
  • Inspect and repair finished products as needed and make machine adjustments to compensate for errors or quality issues
  • Record accurately the materials used, maintenance performed and number of pieces completed during each shift, keeping each of these metrics within target ranges
  • Troubleshoot basic machinery problems and request service or repairs as needed
  • Meet or exceed consistent daily and weekly output and quality goals
  • Ready to balance part-time work with your other responsibilities
  • Available to travel to Pittsboro, NC for work daily
  • Highly detail oriented, organized and optimistic. You can handle multiple projects and prioritize based on business needs.
  • Able to work effectively independently
You have (job requirements):
  • Experience with sewing machinery including cutting and constructing/sewing with knit fabric for production quantities.
  • Excellent knowledge of various types of sewing machines with all stitching solutions.
  • Proficiency in sewing with knit fabric construction, including experience with pattern creation/revisions.
  • Strong critical thinking skills to improve upon ease and efficiency of sewing construction while maintaining design intentions.
  • Keen understanding of the Imperial measurement system down to and 1/8 of an inch.
  • Computer experience with Google Sheets, MS Office + Excel.
  • Must be at least 18 years old to work with sewing machines
  • Able to stand throughout shift
  • Good physical (hand/eye) coordination
  • Physically able to carry bolts of fabric (10-20lbs)

I am offering:
  • A guaranteed 12 hours of work per week / 48 hours per month (more during the holidays and as the company grows)
  • A flexible schedule that connects your needs and the studio’s tasks (W2 employment)
  • A living wage ($15/hour)
  • A work environment that understands the importance of work-life balance

COVID protocols will be observed in the studio, as needed.

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrants, those who are/have been system-impacted, experienced systemic oppression, and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply.


      More about geekchicfashion:

      geekchicfashion is a modern, chic + comfortable independent women's clothing label, handmade {by me} in the USA.

      I created geekchicfashion for women who have busy lives, but want to look good and feel comfortable. Our jersey skirts and tops are just that: comfortable, versatile yet chic wardrobe staples that are easily dressed up for work and dressed down for play. 

      In addition to stylish fashion, my business is committed to ethical, made in the US production, encouraging + engendering body positivity, and supporting women in STEM.

      geekchicfashion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not tolerate discrimination and harassment of any kind: geekchicfashion is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at geekchicfashion are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, age, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location where we operate. geekchicfashion will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. geekchicfashion encourages applicants of all ages.