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Job Title: Sewer Machine Operator ( Duncan, SC)
Job Classification: Non-Exempt/Hourly
Reports To: Sewing Lead
Position Overview: The Sewer/Sewer Operator is a semi- skilled position requiring understanding of Sewing. Commercial Sewing experience NOT required.

Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions.

  • Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides.
  • Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components.
  • Match pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them, and verify that lots and patterns match.
  • Reading and interpreting patterns.
  • Gluing and assembling of panels.
  • Cutting, punching and buttoning.
  • Guide fabric parts under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together.
  • Record quantities of materials processed.
  • Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine guides according to specifications.
  • Cut excess material or thread from finished products.
  • Fold or stretch edges or lengths of items while sewing to facilitate forming specified sections.
  • Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines.
  • Examine and measure finished articles to ensure quality product.
  • Cut materials according to specifications, using blades, scissors, or electric knives.
  • Position and mark patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.
  • Assembling pieces neatly into complete kits.
  • Cleaning around work area as well as in warehouse when needed.

 

Requirements/Other Skills/Abilities

  • 1+ years’ experience sewing as hobby or profession required, experience with complex sewing operations preferred.
  • Experience sewing with upholstery (Auto, Industrial, and Marine) preferred but not required.
  • Aptitude for commercial sewing required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Effective organizational, reasoning, evaluation and follow-through skills required.
  • Is considered to be flexible, have the ability to multi- task and embraces change.
  • High School graduate or equivalent preferred, technical commercial/industrial sewing training highly preferred.

 

Job Title: Sewer Machine Operator ( Louisville, KY)

Job Classification: Non-Exempt/Hourly
Reports To: Sewing Lead
Position Overview: The Sewer/Sewer Operator is a semi- skilled position requiring understanding of Sewing. Commercial Sewing experience NOT required.

Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunctions.

  • Position items under needles, using marks on machines, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides.
  • Place spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, insert bobbins, and thread ends through machine guides and components.
  • Match pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing them, and verify that lots and patterns match.
  • Reading and interpreting patterns.
  • Gluing and assembling of panels.
  • Cutting, punching and buttoning.
  • Guide fabric parts under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together.
  • Record quantities of materials processed.
  • Mount attachments, such as needles, cutting blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine guides according to specifications.
  • Cut excess material or thread from finished products.
  • Fold or stretch edges or lengths of items while sewing to facilitate forming specified sections.
  • Perform equipment maintenance tasks such as replacing needles, or cleaning and oiling sewing machines.
  • Examine and measure finished articles to ensure quality product.
  • Cut materials according to specifications, using blades, scissors, or electric knives.
  • Position and mark patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.
  • Assembling pieces neatly into complete kits.
  • Cleaning around work area as well as in warehouse when needed.

 

Requirements/Other Skills/Abilities

  • 1+ years’ experience sewing as hobby or profession required, experience with complex sewing operations preferred.
  • Experience sewing with upholstery (Auto, Industrial, and Marine) preferred but not required.
  • Aptitude for commercial sewing required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Effective organizational, reasoning, evaluation and follow-through skills required.
  • Is considered to be flexible, have the ability to multi- task and embraces change.
  • High School graduate or equivalent preferred, technical commercial/industrial sewing training highly preferred.

 

Position: Program Manager (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Duties and Responsibilities:  (To include but not limited to the following)

  • Ensure adherence to inspection policy for their area of responsibility.
  • Maintain contact with the supplier to ensure that they understand and follow the inspection system.
  • Watch e-mail system for inspection updates on project information.
  • Interact with Customer Quality on a continual basis to receive deliverables, develop work instructions, get boundary samples, participate in kickoff meetings and communicate problems.
  • Follow through with supplier on commercial issues.
  • Supply work instructions to the supplier for approval, if required.
  • Perform layered audits of inspection activities to ensure adherence to project goals.
  • Interact with Operations Mgr on settling up inspection projects to ensure projects meet customer and QT1 requirements.
  • Follow-up with QT1 operations team retrieving site data (daily), work instructions, kickoff meeting information, permanent corrective action data.
  • Liaison between QT1 management/inspection management/Customer management on any problems or issues.
  • Create and maintain accurate time reports using QT1 documentation, follow-up with customer for signature.  Forward to administration for processing.
  • May conduct recruiting services supporting containment projects and sorting activities.
  • Ensure QT1 personnel are following guidelines regarding safety, protective wear, dress code, cell phone use etc.
  • Conduct new employee orientation at their site.
  • Schedule employee shifts including upsizing and downsizing when required.
  • All aspects of launching new inspection projects including initial kick off meeting through to ensuring effective process for flow and throughput.
  • Review inspection data and charts.
  • Audit work instructions and observe inspectors to ensure procedures are correct and consistent.
  • Ensure work instructions are current, available and visible to all inspectors.
  • Review timesheets.
  • Verify that required supplies are available in sufficient amounts and controlled.
  • Meet with supplier and customer representatives to ensure satisfaction.
  • Responsible for the health and safety of inspectors and lead hands.
  • Communicate regularly with QT1 operations team and Vendor representative.
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve with the supplier and customer for process flow issues, new defects, spikes/spills or calibration issues.
  • Complete corrective actions report when required.
  • Response to service requests.
  • Ensure overall service quality and support inspection activities.
  • Demonstrates commitment to reduce the risk of workplace accidents.
  • Complies with relevant local Health and Safety legislation.

Qualifications

  • Post secondary education an asset.
  • Minimum 1 year experience and training in quality assurance.
  • Knowledge of the automotive manufacturing industry and containment process.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment with constantly changing deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel with little to no notice.

Position: Quality Liaison (Louisville, KY)

Job Duties:

  • Understand and follow Quality Policy.
  • Problem solve and eliminate quality issues before they escalate into problems is key to be successful.
  • Report all findings to customer and Quality Manager, including compliance violations or customer skills.
  • Monitor and facilitate launch support and engineering changes as needed.
  • Attendance at all Customer quality and warranty meetings.
  • Attendance at all Customer engineering and vehicle launch meetings.
  • Managing sorting and containment activities, if needed.
  • Direct involvement with Customer quality and engineering teams in understanding quality concerns, data collection, measurement analysis and root cause identification.
  • Direct involvement with Customer quality and engineering teams in establishing Containment Actions.
  • Direct involvement with Client quality and engineering teams to understand and establish Permanent Corrective Actions.
  • Communication with Client and Customer teams to present Client actions and countermeasures to address identified quality concerns. Interaction with Customer production teams and managers in the production environment.
  • Understand, adhere to and practice safety guidelines in the production environment.

Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office, emailing, picture transferring, video transfer, etc.
  • Must have good English written and verbal communication skills.
  • B.S. Degree in scientific discipline or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years related experience required. Will consider experience in lieu of degree.
  • Ability to travel to customers and home office
  • Knowledge of Automotive Quality Standards.
  • Ability to work independently with flexible hours.

Position: Team Leader

Duties and Responsibilities:  (To include but not limited to the following)

  • Manage, mentor and coach the day to day activities of inspection/sorting/rework personnel.
  • Compile data daily and provide to customer
  • Perform audits  verifying employees are performing work to customer standards and work instructions

Qualifications

  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to work overtime without issue
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point & Word
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong customer service & employee management skills
  • High School Diploma

Position: Field Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities:  (To include but not limited to the following)

  • Manage, mentor and coach the day to day activities of inspection/sorting/rework personnel.
  • Act as liaisons between QT1 and customer representatives for procedure and process control.
  • Provide feedback and information to the Operations & Quality Manager.
  • Complete field paperwork related to field inspection/sorting and rework and submit back to accounting for billing and documentation control
  • Compile data daily and provide to customer
  • Ensure employees are performing work to customer standards and work instructions
  • Prepare work instructions per customer specs

Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience in automotive industry
  • Experience in Quality Management
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to work overtime without issue
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Power Point & Word
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong customer service & employee management skills
  • Degree a plus

Position: Quality Inspector

Duties and Responsibilities:  (To include but not limited to the following)

  • Examine manufactured products, primarily automotive parts to ensure that parts meet all standards of presentation and quality
  • Act as an impartial third party between the production source and the customer facility to ensure the product meets set criteria
  • Study product specifications and work instructions
  • Perform visual, mechanical and functional verification of parts to ensure compliance to set specification and quality standards
  • Make independent judgments for subjective calls
  • Collect and record accurate data regarding defects
  • Tag and isolate defective material
  • Provide description or justification for defective material
  • Communicate results to managers, supervisors and production source

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize and multitask
  • Demonstrated flexibility within a fast-paced challenging environment
  • Ability to take initiative and recognize needs
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential material
  • Reliable Transportation is a must
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Must be able to pass a Pre Employment  Drug Screen

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