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Sewing Technician

About us:
The Renewal Workshop, Cascade Locks

We are a company that cares deeply about the environment and about our employees. We treat our customers kindly and help apparel businesses to be more sustainable. We are like a family here and are looking for someone who can commit to a full time schedule. We would like someone who is interested in steady, long term work, a consistent schedule and has reliable transportation to work.

Position Summary:

Sew Techs are the rockstars of our company! We depend on them for sewing, assembly and repair on industrial sewing machines and other specialized machinery, and they work closely with our supervisors to reach daily and weekly production goals.

Level:  Minimum of 6 months industrial sewing machine experience required or equivalent training.

Salary: $16 to $20 per hour commensurate upon level of experience

Job Location: Cascade Locks, Oregon

Position Type: Full Time/Part Time

Full Time Perks: Insurance and other benefits, paid holidays

Specific Sew Tech Role Requirements:

  • Operate single, double, multi-needle or other sewing machines to repair finished apparel and/or other products
  • Perform sewing duties (i.e. reinforce seams, attach buttons, hooks, repair zippers, etc.)
  • Assist in different aspects of the department to assure work flow (i.e. labeling, quality control/assurance, steam/press of products going through the Repair department).
  • Assist and ensure that daily production quotas are met
  • Identify/maintain product integrity and quality of work at all times
  • Maintain strict and precise attention to detail of repairs, adhering to company repair/quality manual
  • May perform minor maintenance of machinery as necessary
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment

Physical Requirements:

You must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Must have close visual acuity to notice errors and/or defects.
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include color vision (test will be performed)
  • Sewing test will be given during interview
  • Must be able to talk; express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions or information must be conveyed to others accurately, loudly or quickly (by phone or in person).
  • Must be able to hear; perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Must be able to carry/lift; ability to carry boxes or other facility equipment up to 45lbs in weight.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.

Equal Opportunity

The Renewal Workshop provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Renewal Workshop complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Any interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@renewalworkshop.com.

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