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ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. In the four technology domains of Vehicle Motion Control, Integrated Safety, Automated Driving, and Electric Mobility, ZF offers comprehensive product and software solutions for established vehicle manufacturers and newly emerging transport and mobility service providers. ZF electrifies a wide range of vehicle types. With its products, the company contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate and enhancing safe mobility.

Sewing Machine Operator

Country/Region:  US
Location: 

Washington, MI, US, 48094

Req ID 36811 | OSS Romeo Test Lab, United States

  

 

1st and 2nd Shift opportunities available!

 

We are looking for a new colleague to join our team in Washington Twp, MI!

 

Position Summary: Responsible for operating and tending to industrial machines. Candidate must possess sound hand-eye coordination and be able to cope with moderate physical effort. Capable of sewing a quality product utilizing various machines to meet customer specific criteria in accordance with customer build forecasts and shipment schedules. Responsible for adherence to all quality systems (job instructions), production requirements (productivity and scrap), and maintaining a positive team attitude. Must be able to meet the daily productivity goals per area assigned (efficiency and scrap rates). Must be able to cross-train on all stations and in multiply areas (as assigned) and meet the requirements of that station. Must be able to maintain equipment and maintain work area to 5S standards.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Pre-inspect each piece of the build for defects prior to sewing. 
  • Ability to sew a wide range of textiles at required productivity rates. 
  • Ability to thread, tension, adjust stitch length, understands the auto back-tack function. Effectively operate various sewing machines (brands and styles) and be able to conduct routine (basic) sewing machine maintenance such as: 
  • Thread, Needle, Blade, & Bobbin changes. 
  • Cleaning of thread or textile remnants from casings 
  • Oiling of machine 
  • Solve problems with sewing machines or get appropriate help to resolve problems. 
  • Ensure that each part passed meets the customers’ quality expectations. 
  • Knowledgeable of all defect types that are beyond customer and internal boundaries thus ensuring each part produced meets acceptable quality standards before leaving the workstation. 
  • Move material around the plant from station to station and place in the properly identified location. 
  • Complete necessary paperwork and/or scanning that is required per station. 
  • Observe operations to detect any faults or defects in stitching. 
  • Notify supervisors of any problems or discrepancies during the sewing process.
  • Ensure that the finished product conforms to the design and instructions provided in the work order.  


Essential Skills and Experience:

  • High School diploma.  
  • 2+ years of experience. 
  • Must have good mechanical ability, be familiar with the use of hand tools and assembly equipment and be able to read prints and follow control plans developed for each product type.  
  • Must be able to quickly become familiar with the use of various computer applications.  
  • Good time management skills, ability to multi-task, think critically and make sound decisions.
  • Attention to detail.  


Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • 2-year Associates or Specialized Technical Degree or equivalent related experience. 
  • Ability to sew. 
  • Experience in the cutting and sewing of airbags and assembly of airbag modules and the use of machine tools.
  • Experience with sewing machine repair.
  • Experience with laser cutting of fabric. 


What We Offer:

  • A supportive collaborative team environment
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal Time
  • 401k Plan
  • Health Care Benefits
  • Paid Holidays (13 fixed holidays)
  • Tuition reimbursement for educational advancement
  • A strong diversity culture
  • Supportive Employee Groups and community outreach activities

 

Be part of our ZF team as Sewing Machine Operator and apply now!

 

DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of diverse employees. We aspire to leverage the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies that each person brings to our company.Our company is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment with us and are in need of accommodation or special assistance to navigate our website or to complete your application, please contact us. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Our Commitment to Diversity

ZF is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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