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Senior Industrial Sewer - NC

About this Opportunity
As a Senior Industrial Sewer working at Geiger, you'll operate machinery to perform single and double needle sewing operations. You will exhibit initiative in your daily performance to provide quality products and services that meet/exceed customer demands, as well as maintain a quality working relationship with other team members.
What You'll Do
You'll have opportunities to speak up, solve problems, lead others, and be an owner every day as you...
Adjust machines to stitch various types of fabrics.
Complete daily paperwork to track rejects, units completed, or other documentation as required.
Inspect parts during assembly and upon completion to ensure compliance with established product quality criteria.
Maintain expected levels of order and cleanliness using 5S principles (organizational skills).
Make minor repairs to assigned machines.
Operate the industrial sewing machine to join pre-cut and upholstery pieces and align pieces to preserve grain and/or pattern.
Perform additional responsibilities as requested to achieve business objectives.
Provide guidance, coaching, and training to less experienced team members.
Report any equipment or safety concerns immediately to ensure a safe work environment.
Sound Like You?
You might be just who we're looking for if you have...
A high school diploma or equivalent, or work experience which demonstrates performance competency.
Ten or more years of experience sewing in a manufacturing/production environment, preferably in high-end contract furniture.
A demonstrated ability to work autonomously and the ability to take on work with minimum to no supervision.
The ability to be highly organized, self-motivated, and results-driven in your work.
An in-depth knowledge and understanding of workflow and business objectives.
The ability to assist with the coordination of workflow.
Proficiency in sewing all current product accurately and the ability to easily adapt to the introduction of new products.
A comprehensive understanding of the notch system and the ability to sew the most complex patterns utilizing all types of materials.
An advanced understanding of the fundamentals of a sewing machine and the ability to perform minor maintenance.
A demonstrated ability to operate and program sewing machines for detailed assembly work.
The ability to lift 40 pounds and perform repetitive motions of bending, pushing, grasping, and pulling.
A demonstrated ability to distinguish between colors of thread or fabric, fabric grains, and patterns.
Good hand-eye coordination, concentration skills, and a demonstrated attention to detail.
Basic math, reading, and communication skills.
The ability to rapidly manipulate small parts and use power hand tools while operating the sewing machine.
A proven ability to work in a flexible work environment and adapt to overtime requirements as needed.
The ability to perform all essential job functions of the position with or without accommodations.
Who We Are
At Geiger, why we do things and how we do them are inexorably one - achieving quality through craft, celebrating materiality through elegant simplicity, improving the work environment with beautiful furniture designed to endure. Our people do more than power our teams, they also empower each other. Ask any team member and they're likely to tell you that they may have come to Geiger for the opportunity, but they stay at Geiger because of the people. It feels like family.
That family-feel is important to us, but Geiger is also able to offer big company benefits thanks to our relationship with Herman Miller. We were acquired by Herman Miller to 1999. Today, we hare the same cultural values - contributing to strong communities, celebrating inclusiveness and diversity, promoting health and wellness, and working toward our Earthright environmental goals - as Herman Miller, a nationally recognized leader in the areas of family benefits, work-life balance, occupation safety, and corporate equality. If a culture of problem-solvers sounds like the place for you, then you may want to explore career opportunities at Geiger. For more information about Geiger or Herman Miller, visit www.geigerfurniture.com or www.hermanmiller.com.
Herman Miller is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer including veterans and people with disabilities.

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