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Sewing Machinist

Clothing and soft furnishing production workers are involved in all stages of production, from marking and cutting the fabric through to finishing the item.

Duties & Tasks
Clothing and soft furnishing production workers may perform the following tasks:
  • prepare machines for use by selecting and installing clothing production attachments
  • set and operate clothing production equipment controls
  • start and monitor clothing production equipment
  • mix fibres into uniform blends or add dyes or chemicals
  • examine final products for defects.
  • Working conditions
    Clothing and soft furnishing production workers can work in factories or at home using a range of specialist machines. They may be employed on a full-time, part-time or casual basis.
    Personal requirements
  • enjoy practical and manual activities
  • able to work as part of a team
  • able to do neat, detailed work
  • able to work patiently and systematically, and meet production deadlines
  • good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good communication skills.
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