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Production Associate

Job Description


Summary: This is an entry level position. The incumbent may have a combination of over one month of directly related training and/or experience that is required for carrying out the responsibilities for this job. Typically have a good working knowledge and are capable of performing in one to three work areas. On the job training is provided.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Type 1- Soft Goods

•Places spool of thread on spindle of machine and draws thread through machine guides, tensions, and eye of needle. Inserts bobbin into shuttle and draws thread through slot in shuttle wall, or draws thread through guide and looper eye. Presses knee lever, depresses pedal, or moves hand lever to raise presser foot or spread feed cups. Positions parts to be joined under presser foot and needle and lowers presser foot. Starts, stops, and controls speed of machine, using pedal or knee lever. Guides parts under needle, using fingers and hands, and following edges, seams, guides on machine bed, or markings on part. Observes stitching to detect defects and notifies supervisor or sewing machine repairer when defects are caused by machine malfunction. May select sewing supplies, such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread, or welt, according to specifications or color of material. May cut excess material or thread, using blade attached to machine or scissors.

Type 2 – Mechanical Assembly

•Assembles by hand or using hand tools or portable powered tools or operates equipment as necessary to produce or process products. Activities include processing or assembling products.

•Products may include small products, light subassemblies, and/or complete units of a smaller size. May work at bench as member of assembly group that processes or assembles one or two specific parts and passes unit to another worker. Loads and unloads previously setup machines to perform fastening, force fitting, or light metal-cutting operation on assembly line.

•May be known according to product assembled. Assists other production workers in production activities.

Job Requirements


•Good communication skills both oral and written

•Previous experience in a manufacturing environment specific to the area of application would be an asset

•Grade 12 or equivalent


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