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Industrial Sewing Machine Mechanic/Maintenance Technician 

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)  

Overall Summary

The primary function of this position as a Sewing Machine Mechanic/Maintenance Technician is performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment, specifically sewing maching repairs, according to safety, preventive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives.

Primary and Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for repairing industrial sewing machines (brands include:  Juki, Adler, Brother, Consew, Pfaff, Singer)
  • Makes repairs to production and facility equipment using skills in the areas of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electronics, carpentry and HVAC Systems (preferred)
  • Performs preventative maintenance on production equipment and maintain logs using PMM software
  • Performs routine inspections on machines, systems and building as needed to maintain the integrity of equipment and insure safe operation
  • Adheres to all safety regulations and rules both internal to the plant, as well as, state and national codes in the performance of daily duties
  • Maintains clean and orderly work area
  • Installs and remove equipment as necessary to support production schedules
  • Uses electrical multi-meters, gauges and test instruments in process of maintaining equipment and troubleshooting problems with machinery and equipment
  • Provides emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production and performs scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment during machine service
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service
  • Diagnoses problems, replace or repair parts, test and make adjustments
  • Detects faulty operations, operative material and report those and any unusual situations to proper supervision
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Adheres to all quality standards
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • May participate in lean/six sigma/quality/safety initiatives as required
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Does not supervise others

Years Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of industry experience

Level of Education

  • High School diploma, or GED
  • Preferred completion of a craft apprenticeship, vocational or technical certificate, or an equivalent number of years of education and production maintenance experience


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

  • Ability to work from verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to read measuring devices
  • Ability to read shop drawings
  • HVAC Certified (preferred)
  • Demonstrates proficiency in mechanic skills including, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair of production machines
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Flexibility to work adjusted schedules and overtime when required
  • Appropriate PPE usage as dictated by the job
  • 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 heating and 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.

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