Sewing Machine Operators

NBGHome Dora, AL 2019-06-11

Plantation Patterns, a division of NBGHome, is a manufacturer and distributor of high quality outdoor cushions and umbrellas in the United States. We are currently seeking Sewing Machine Operators to be based in our Birmingham, AL facility.


Operates or tends sewing machines to join together, reinforce, decorate, or perform related sewing operations in the manufacturing of non-garment products. Associates must be very dependable with excellent attendance and a willingness to work additional hours either in the form of hours per day and/or days per week.This position is responsible for performing routine and simple sewing tasks and will execute the Division’s sample order process and support the MTO (Made to Order) production orders produced both in house and externally produced at 3rd party facilities. This position reports to the Assistant Production Manager-Product Development and MTO.

Characteristics and Responsibilities:

  • Activates and adjusts machine controls to regulate stitching speed and length, dimensions of gathers and tucks, and material or thread tension.
  • Activates sewing machine to join, gather, hem, reinforce, or decorate materials or fabricated articles, such as pillows, cushions, and umbrellas.
  • Positions materials through feed rollers and guides, or positions and maneuvers under sewing machine presser foot and needle during operation.
  • Examines and measures finished articles to verify conformance to standards, using ruler.
  • Places spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, inserts bobbin, and threads ends through machine guides and components.
  • Records amount of materials processed in production logs.
  • Removes finished materials from sewing machine.


  • Experience with sewing machine operation.
  • Knowledge and experience with sewing technique and pattern interpretation is required, including trim and accessory application is desired.
  • This role is expected to be team-oriented and versatile in time management with a focus on safety and accuracy.
  • A beginner to intermediate skillset in Microsoft Office products is required including Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred.


Required education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

Required experience:

  • At least one (1) year sewing experience required.

  • Manufacturing, production and operations experience preferable.

  • Exceptional hand-eye coordination is essential.

  • Experience using industrial sewing equipment preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience with sewing technique and pattern interpretation is required.Rrim and accessory application experience is desired.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Basic math skills required.

Customer Orientation -

  • Must demonstrate concern and take actions to meet requirements and high standards of quality of both internal and external customers.
  • Must display courtesy and sensitivity.
  • Meet commitments.
  • Respond promptly to customer needs.
  • Solicit customer feedback to improve service.

Physical Demands -

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; occasionally sit or climb stairs; and frequently balance; stoop, bend and/or kneel.
  • Medium Duty - Lifting and Standing
  • Light Computer Use

Work Environment -

  • Sample Shop Production

NOTE: All external hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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