Embroidery Machine Operator: listed (03/03/2021)

The Position:

We are a Ballarat based Australian clothing manufacturer with one location and a small friendly team. We run a busy shopfront; factory and website with a focus on ethical manufacturing. Our factory location is not easily accessible by public transport during all operating hours.

We require an experienced embroidery machine operator to fill a gap in our flexible staff schedule. This position will begin on a casual employment basis and the hours per week will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

The successful candidate will run our four head automatic embroidery machine and heat press which is located within our retail store; and process customer orders and perform administrative tasks as set out below to assist in our retail store.

Our company has less than fifteen staff so the ability to maintain individual productivity and be flexible with working hours and daily tasks is essential. There will be role sharing for this position so ownership of the complete area is not necessary, however a pride in growing the role and a strong work ethic will be rewarded. You will get to work in a happy friendly team environment where your input is encouraged and valued and you’ll have access to great staff discounts.

You will be covered by the Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Award and we are offering at least classification skill level one ($20.41/hr) plus a 25% casual loading to the successful applicant depending on experience. A trial period of three months will apply.

Closing Date: on appointment of the successful applicant so apply ASAP.

Starting Date for the successful applicant will be flexible depending on the applicant’s requirements. Interviews may be immediate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate automatic embroidery machine
    • Threading multi-head machines with correct colours for customers jobs;
    • Observe or operate machines to embroider or apply decorative designs;
    • Observe operations to detect defects in garments and embroidery;
    • Basic maintenance and upkeep of machines including removing of lint on machine;
    • Trimming, preparing and embellishing garments;
    • Keeping production area clean and tidy;
  • Processing of customer orders
    • Lifting and Moving Cartons;
    • Heat seal transfers;
    • Unpacking Garments ready for embroidery;
    • Folding and re-packing garments to a high standard once embroidered;
    • Follow all procedures with 100% accuracy including invoicing as required;
  • Administrative tasks
    • Maintain accurate physical and web based filing systems;
    • Follow established procedures in relation to paperwork;
  • You may also be required to work elsewhere in the company as & when needed;

To be considered for the role:

  • You must have previous experience in a similar role and this must be outlined on your cover letter;

To perform well in this role the following is absolutely required:

  • High level of English literacy both spoken and written including attention to spelling ;
  • Strong typing accuracy with a good level of computer literacy and willingness to learn new software;
  • Completion of at least Grade 12 (or equivalent education) with higher education highly regarded;
  • Demonstrably trustworthy as you will be trusted with keys; codes and passwords as part of your role;
  • Be able to work unsupervised once training on a task is provided;
  • Must be able to accurately follow directions both written and verbal;
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn new systems and procedures;
  • The ability to keep a shared area organised; tidy and stocked is essential;
  • A demonstrated ability to use initiative and display common sense;
  • Ability to stand for long periods is essential;
  • Flexibility with start/finish times;
  • Must have great attention to detail;

Highly regarded:

  • Familiarity with Barudan Embroidery machines;
  • Previous industrial sewing experience;
  • Previous experience operating a embroidery machine;
  • A clear understanding of sewing patterns or clothing manufacturing;
  • Exposure to working with multiple fabrics such as silk, cotton and polyester;
  • Experience in either administration; retail or customer service;
  • A passion for sustainable and ethical manufacturing;
  • Interested in living in the Ballarat region and a long term career with our company;

To apply please send an email including a cover letter stating your previous experience in a similar role and your current resume to ballarat@interknit.com.au. Alternatively you can drop your application in person during opening hours. Applications missing previous experience in a similar role will not be considered. Please be prepared to bring at least two contactable references if you are invited to an interview.

We are a small team and do not have time to field phone inquiries for this position; please limit your inquiries to email only.

Experienced Commercial Sewing Machinist & Overlocker (listed 5 October 2020)

The Position:

We are a Ballarat based Australian clothing manufacturer registered with Ethical Clothing Australia and have a small friendly team. We run a busy shopfront; factory and website with a focus on ethical manufacturing. Our factory location is not easily accessible by public transport during all operating hours.

The sewing machinist & overlocker reports to the leading hand and is responsible for fast and accurate sewing of garments.

Our company has less than fifteen staff so the ability to maintain individual productivity and be flexible with working hours and daily tasks is essential. There will be role sharing for this position so ownership of the complete area is not necessary, however a pride in growing the role and a strong work ethic will be rewarded. You will get to work in a happy friendly team environment where your input is encouraged and valued and you’ll have access to great staff discounts.

You will be covered by the Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Award and we are offering the classification skill level commensurate with experience to the successful applicant. The position will be casual and a trial period of three months will apply. Depending on experience and the requirements of the applicant, a permanent contract may be negotiated.

Interviews begin immediately; applicants with immediate availability are preferred.

Starting Date for the successful applicant can be flexible depending on the applicant’s requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set up and operate an industrial or commercial sewing machine;
  • Work with industrial and commercial sewing machines in high volume production;
  • Plain sewing, overlocking, bar tacking as required;
  • Install bobbins, needles and guide plates to accommodate different fabric types and create assorted stitching patterns;
  • Follow verbal directions of the leading hand and other key team members;
  • Attention to detail including trimming all threads/pulling in ends/keeping jobs together;
  • Some flexibility to learn and cover other production roles in the event of annual leave/long service leave will be required;

To perform well in this role the following is absolutely required:

To be successful in this position, you must have the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • 3+ years’ experience in operation of industrial sewing machines; overlocker, plain sewing;
  • Experience working in a similar role within a commercial workroom;
  • Takes pride in the quality of their work;
  • Strong verbal communication skills, including following directions;
  • Fast, smart and enthusiastic learner;
  • Knowledgeable about WHS policies and procedures;
  • Thorough understanding of workplace Bullying and Harassment policies and procedures;

Highly Regarded:

  • Currently living in or prepared to relocate to the Ballarat region;
  • Experience in other commercial garment manufacturing processes;
  • Recent industry experience in the advertised field;
  • Experience with the use of the above machines with knit fabrics;

To Apply:

If you think this sounds like you please apply and submit the following either in person during shop hours or by using the email form below:

  1. A one page summary explaining which role you are applying for & why you think you would succeed in this role;
  2. Outline your availability across the work week, Monday to Friday, days and times;
  3. Your up-to-date Resume or summary of your experience including your contact details.

NO HOME SEWERS TO APPLY – THIS ROLE NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED FROM OUR FACTORY

We are a small team and do not have time to field phone or in-person inquiries for this position; please limit your inquiries to email only.


    Experienced Textile Clothing Fabric Cutter

    The Position:

    We are a Ballarat based Australian clothing manufacturer registered with Ethical Clothing Australia and have a small friendly team. We run a busy shopfront; factory and website with a focus on ethical manufacturing. Our factory location is not easily accessible by public transport during all operating hours.

    The fabric cutter reports directly to the company Director’s and is responsible for managing the workflow into the sewing room.

    Our company has less than fifteen staff so the ability to maintain individual productivity and be flexible with working hours and daily tasks is essential. There will be role sharing for this position so ownership of the complete area is not necessary, however a pride in growing the role and a strong work ethic will be rewarded. You will get to work in a happy friendly team environment where your input is encouraged and valued and you’ll have access to great staff discounts.

    You will be covered by the Textile, Clothing, Footwear and Associated Award and we are offering the classification skill level commensurate with experience to the successful applicant. The position will be permanent part-time and a trial period of three months will apply. Depending on experience and the requirements of the applicant, a full-time permanent contract may be negotiated.

    Starting Date for the successful applicant will be flexible depending on the applicant’s requirements. Interviews may be immediate.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Cutting of all fabric pieces to cardboard patterns
      • Including extensive use of a 41/4” Electric Lightning Circular Cutter;
      • Keeping the cardboard patterns up to date and tidy;
      • Wearing of all PPE including a mesh cutting glove at all times;
      • Use of other standard cutting room equipment;
    • Managing workflow to the sewing room to make sure each machine has work
      • Attention to all current jobs in the workroom with regard to due dates;
      • Attention to all processes required for each job to pass cut garment pieces to the appropriate machine operator;

    To perform well in this role the following is absolutely required:

    To be successful in this position, you must have the following skills, experience and attributes:

    • Experience with 41/4” Electric Lightning Circular Cutter;
    • Extensive experience working in a similar cutting role within a commercial workroom;
    • Exceptional attention to detail and ability quickly identify flaws and inconsistencies in fabric;
    • Confident working with numbers and performing complex fabric calculations;
    • Experience working with patterned fabrics and the ability to calculate pattern matching requirements;
    • Enjoys physically demanding work and able to carry/handle large and heavy fabrics;
    • Strong organisational skills with the ability to follow processes and workflows;
    • Perfectionist who takes pride in the quality of their work;
    • Neat, clear handwriting and the ability to accurately transfer manufacturing specifications from worksheets onto manufacturing tags;
    • Strong verbal communication skills;
    • Fast, smart and enthusiastic learner;
    • Exceptional team player with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with management, other staff and suppliers;
    • Knowledgeable about WHS policies and procedures;
    • Thorough understanding of workplace Bullying and Harassment policies and procedures;

    Highly Regarded:

    • Currently living in or prepared to relocate to the Ballarat region;
    • Experience in other commercial garment manufacturing processes such as steam bed operation or commercial sewing;
    • Recent industry experience in the advertised field;

    To apply please send an email including a cover letter addressing the absolutely required and highly regarded points; and your current resume using the form below. Applications missing any of these components will not be considered. Please be prepared to bring at least two contactable references if you are invited to an interview.

    We are a small team and do not have time to field phone or in-person inquiries for this position; please limit your inquiries to email only.