Industrial Sewing Machine Operator
Company: Gulf States Toyota
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Skilled & Trades, Manufacturing
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 3/24/2020


The Industrial Sewing Machine Operator, under the leadership of the Manufacturing Manager and/or Supervisor will support the process to satisfy new and current customer demands for Toyota vehicles.


The Industrial Sewing Machine Operator


1) is responsible for surging pre-cut patterns and able to sew pieces together to form complete parts/mats


2) operate an industrial sewing/serging machine in a manufacturing environment


3) measuring and cutting canvas to specs


4) operate production equipment, handheld hardware and tools as necessary


5) responsible for using a tape measure


6) responsible for handling, positioning and moving materials through the sewing and other manufacturing operations


7) supports other manufacturing activities as required.



  • Timely, consistent and predictable attendance
    Safely drive all makes and models of Toyota vehicles to various locations during the day, night and inclement weather
    Work safely; comply with all safety rules, maintain a clean, neat, and safe work area; use shop equipment and tools safely; and wear required personal protective equipment. Report all accidents immediately
    Meet and exceed productivity and quality requirements
    Comply with all policy, procedures, job instructions, and safety rules
    Maintain and properly safeguard all shop tools and equipment
    Use shop equipment and tools safely
    Guide parts under needle following edges seam, and guides on machine bed or markings on part
    Industrial sewing including top stitching
    Understand 5S and lean principles and demonstrate ability to apply them to the assembly process
    Assist the team leader with training
    Sew to Production Sample, follow Product Guides, observe stitching to detect defects
    Cut and organize sewing supplies such as binding, webbing, cord, tape, or thread according to specific specifications or color of material as stated on Work Order
    Maintain raw material, cut excess thread or material
    Inspect product during production
    Sewing/Upholstering experience preferred
    Proficient communication in both written and oral forms.
    Strong attention to details both visually and written.
    Check completed work to ensure that it meets quality standards
    Carries out responsibilities in accordance with GST/ASG policies


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); plus three to five years of industrial sewing experience.
  • Must have Serger sewing machine experience: Minimum 3 year (Required)
    Attention to detail
    Demonstrate mechanical skills
    Must be able to read a tape measure
    Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment
    Able to read and understand Material Safety Data Sheets
    Able to read, understand and comply with assigned area's job instructions
    Able to communicate effectively -- orally and/or in writing
    Understand basic shop productivity measurements
    Willing to cross train in other areas as needed
    Demonstrate safe, professional level driving skills
    Demonstrates the ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with GST policies, TMNA operating standards, and applicable federal and state laws


  • Ability to read and comprehend written and oral English instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively discuss information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.




  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations


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


(For optimum performance, the jobholder in this position would be expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities in the listed areas.)



  • Business Insight
  • Customer Focus
  • Drives Results
  • Manages Complexity
  • Action Oriented
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Collaborates
  • Organizational Savvy
  • Nimble Learning
  • Being Resilient
  • Self-development
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness



Has valid driver's license.


The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly and repeatedly required to talk; hear; stand; walk; stoop; kneel/squat, climb, use hands and fingers, to handle, grip/squeeze and/or feel; push/pull and reach with hands and arms. The associate will be frequently required to balance; crouch, or crawl; reach over-head and taste or smell. The associate must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential responsibilities of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Is legally able to work in the United States.

The Friedkin Group and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces by conducting pre-employment drug testing


Houston, TX
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