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RF Sealer - Shelter Sewing Department (1st Shift) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, creed, sex, disability, marital status, citizenship status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Huntsville, AL)  

The primary function of this position is cutting out, shaping, or trimming material or articles such as canvas goods, light weight fabrics and olefin fabrics, as specified by the cutting work orders to facilitate subsequent operations by performing the following duties.

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Unrolls and lays out material along calibrated scale on cutting table or measures material with ruler and cuts material into lengths. Spreads fabrics or goods on cutting table in single or multiple layers prior to cutting.

  • Position pattern or template on material, marks according to the pattern or template and cuts out parts. Cuts notches or marks identification symbols on parts

  • Shapes or trims excess material from parts

  • Matches material for color or shade. Observes and identifies any quality discrepancies and notifies the QC inspector or supervisor

  • Assembles and/or folds articles after cutting

  • Positions and identifies cut parts in bundles prior to transporting to the sewing department

  • Observes operation of the cutting equipment, spreaders and Philo tables, to detect and report to the supervisor or maintenance mechanic any malfunctions. Cleans and oils the cutting tables and all equipment in accordance with the maintenance instructions.

  • Operates production equipment such as straight knife, scissors, fabric welder, circle cutter, strip cutter and grommet setter

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards

  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned

  • May participate in lean/six sigma/quality/safety initiatives as required

Position Requirements

Years Experience: Minimum 1-3 years of industry

Level of Education: High School diploma or GED preferred. In lieu of
experience preferred diploma, relevant work experience demonstrating the required job skills and abilities needed to successfully perform the job

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Must be able to speak, read and understand English
  • Ability to work from verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to interpret and carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, technical drawing or schedule form
  • Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to calculate angles, percentages, area, circumference and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to operate electric or pneumatic equipment such as fabric welder, circle cutter, strip cutter, grommet machine, hot knife, round and straight blade scissors
  • Ability to interpret and use effectively patterns, templates, rulers and squares
  • Ability to form fit and find design solutions for form fitting and corrections/improvements to existing designs
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations
  • Ability to work adjusted schedules and overtime when required
  • Knowledgeable about and follows the company's Safety policies and procedures as outlined in the company's safety rules and employee's
  • Knowledgeable about and follows the company's Quality Assurance standards as described in the quality manual
  • Operation of small power tools, other hand tools and computerized and high-pressure equipment
  • Goal oriented and team focused to ensure completion of projects in a timely manner

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:

  • Work is accomplished in a moderately clean plant environment.
  • The production floor does not have a cooling system.
  • The sound level in the work environment may fluctuate due to noises associated with manufacturing process
  • Regularly exposed to dust, odors, oil and/or fumes

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Performs all work in accordance with safety and workmanship and good housekeeping specifications
  • Frequent lifting of up to 50 lbs., occasional lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend, kneel, work overhead with arms, and sit or stand for several hours at a time
  • Eye/hand coordination required, with steady and agile hands to operate equipment and tools
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required per plant rules


  • New employee safety orientation and training on special tools or software required for job performance

Equal Opportunity Employer of protected Veterans, disabled individuals or other individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or sexual orientation.

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