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Sewer (Weekend only) 

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 is operating a sewing machine to join, assemble, hem, reinforce, or repair articles by performing the following duties:

Primary and Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates all types of sewing machines with single and/or double needle
  • Places spool of thread on spindle of machine and draws thread through machine guides, tensions, and eye of needle
  • Inserts bobbin into shuttle and draws thread through slot in shuttle wall or draws thread through guide and lopper eye
  • Presses knee lever, depresses pedal, or moves hand lever to raise presser foot
  • Positions parts to be sewn under presser foot and needle and lowers presser foot
  • Starts, stops, and controls speed of machine with pedal
  • Locks end of material with back-stitch
  • Guides parts under needle following edges, seams, guides on machine bed or markings on part
  • Makes sure all pattern marks line up to each other
  • Observes face and back stitching to detect defects and notifies supervisor when defects are caused by machine malfunction
  • Observes workmanship at previously made parts and subassemblies to detect defects and notifies supervisor or quality control inspector
  • Performs any repair or corrective sewing as required by the supervisor
  • Selects sewing supplies such as binding, braid, cord, piping, tape, thread or webbing, according to specifications or color of material
  • Cuts excess thread or material. Oils and cleans machine in accordance with the maintenance instructions
  • Cleans work station area on a daily basis
  • Reports daily activities using labor report cards
  • 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

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

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

Position Requirements

Years Experience

1-3 years industry experience preferred

Level of Education

High School diploma or GED preferred. In lieu of 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 or diagram form instructions and write simple correspondence
  • Reads and interprets documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Performs operations using units of length, width and depth. Adds, subtracts, multiples and divides in all units of measure using whole numbers
  • Ability to keep hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position
  • Ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands and wrists
  • Ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • Ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine
  • Ability to quickly move the arms or legs
  • Ability to pull and tug on fabric
  • Ability to use one’s abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without “giving out” or fatiguing
  • 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

Number of Openings 2  

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