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Seamstress/Seamster for Drapery Workroom

Malissa L.
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Austin, TX
Post #: 81
The draper workroom I manage is now looking to fill 2 positions.

Permanent, Full Time/Part-time Day; workroom open from 7-530

Start date: As soon as possible

Education: Completion of high school preferred
Experience: some experience, will train, 90 day probationary period
Languages: Speak English, Read English, Write English

Job Description:
Be able to read work order and complete project using all types of fabrics.
Capable of operating a sewing machine to join precut lengths of fabric to form finished draperies.
Fold edges of material by hand, press in hems, and guide them under machine needle or hand stitch.
Gathers pleats by hand and guides material under machine needle to machine pleats and tack folds in place.
May measure and cut material according to specifications, using rule and scissors.
Hang draperies to prep for install and check finish length.


Skills:
Operate sewing machines (20% of time) and sew by hand (80% of time)
Good math skill including but not limited to addition, fractions, and geometry
Complete production functions in accordance with established quality and production standards.
Visual/hands on ability to learn
Must be able to work in high paced environment and be very detail oriented.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
Manual dexterity, Attention to detail, Hand-eye co-ordination, Ability to distinguish between colors, enthusiasm, ability to climb ladder and lift up to 20 lbs, job activities may require sitting and standing for extended time periods, and must work well as part of a team
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