Sewing Operator

Operates a powered industrial sewing machine to join together cut parts of upholstery fabric. Requires constant use of arms, hands and fingers. May require the use of special attachments and sewing techniques to create specific style modifications, and may require the precise matching of pattern details. Your skills are essential to making all the remaining components of upholstered furniture come together properly.


Education Required

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. Most companies require training in industrial sewing machine operation, such as a community college course of study.

9 Companies Hiring

Ashley Furniture / Ecru, MS

Ashley Furniture / Leesport, PA

Ashley Furniture / Arcadia, WI

Best Home Furnishings / Ferdinand, IN

C R Laine Furniture / Hickory, NC

Century Furniture / Hickory, NC

Craftmaster Furniture, Inc. / Taylorsville, NC

Sam Moore / Bedford, VA

Vanguard Furniture / Conover, NC

What does a Sewing Operator do?

Operate a powered industrial sewing machine.
Select and install the correct thread.
Adjust machine for proper stitch length.
Install and operate special attachments for specific sewing techniques.
Recognize when sewing machine requires maintenance.

What skills and abilities will I need?

Constant sitting
Constant use of arms, hands and fingers, plus frequent turning and reaching
Read English language production tickets and sewing notes
Pass a drug test, background check and E-verify screening

How much training will I need?

Manufacturing training requirements vary. Some manufacturers offer on the job training. Or, you can check with your local community college for training programs.

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