Sewing Machine Operator and Repair Technician

The Renewal Workshop

Sewing Machine Operator and Repair Technician –  Cascade Locks, OR

Level:  Minimum of 6 months industrial sewing machine experience required or equivalent training.

Salary: Commensurate upon level of experience


The Renewal Workshop seeks a full-time sewing machine operator and repair technician, with expertise in sewing, assembling and repairing apparel products.

Position Summary: This dynamic role will assist with many facets of sewing, assembly and repair operations. This individual will work closely with supervisors in order to meet daily production demands. These duties will require the successful operation of an industrial sewing machine, as well as other machinery to perform duties.

Specific Sew Tech Role Requirements:

  • Operate single, double, multi-needle or other sewing machines to repair finished apparel and/or other products
  • Perform sewing duties (i.e. reinforce seams, attach buttons, hooks, repair zippers, etc.)
  • Assist in different aspects of the department to assure work flow (i.e. labeling, quality control/assurance, steam/press of products going through the Repair department)
  • Assist and ensure that daily production quotas are met
  • Identify/maintain product integrity and quality of work at all times
  • Maintain strict and precise attention to detail of repairs, adhering to company repair/quality manual
  • May perform minor maintenance of machinery as necessary
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment


Education & Experience Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Working knowledge and experience using an industrial sewing machines, other machinery and various hand tools to perform duties related to apparel manufacturing and repair
  • Working knowledge and experience with apparel and textiles manufacturing, repair and assembly
  • Ability to accurately read a tape measure
  • Ability to follow all pre-established installation and quality methods, procedures and guidelines to ensure consistency of work

Key Competencies & Technical Skills

  • Hand dexterity is required
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Complete job duties within given time constraints
  • Perform other projects as assigned
  • Cross-train between several different departments throughout the company (i.e. sort, laundry, pick, pack)
  • Pursues continuous improvement to improve efficiency of job duties and work flow
  • Cleans and maintains work area. (NO food/drinks in repair area, water only)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multifunctional team oriented work environment
  • Demonstrate good attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to work variable hours with short notice when needed
  • Adheres to all safety policies and procedures as set forth by The Renewal Workshop
  • Basic knowledge of English language with good verbal and written communication skills

Physical Requirements

You must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations:

  • Must have close visual acuity to notice errors and/or defects
  • Specific vision abilities required for this job include color vision (test will be performed)
  • Sewing test will be given during interview
  • Must be able to talk; express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions or information must be conveyed to others accurately, loudly or quickly (by phone or in person)
  • Must be able to hear; perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound
  • Must be able to carry/lift; ability to carry boxes or other facility equipment up to 45lbs in weight
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time


Full Time