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Ahead LLC 1st Shift - Embroidery Machine Operator in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Ahead, LLC is looking for a 1st shift Embroidery Machine Operator . If you are a detail oriented individual, with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, we would like to hear from you! We offer a relaxed work environment, paid time off, great benefits and opportunities for growth!

Monday through Friday; 1st Shift Hours 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM;

The Embroidery Machine Operator is responsible for operating 2, 6, or 18 head embroidery machines to accurately embroider logos and appliqu├ęs on garments and headwear. The Embroidery Machine Operator is responsible for quality while ensuring on-time delivery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare machine by placing spools of thread, inserting bobbins, changing and threading needles; securing attachments.

  • Remove garment or headwear from box and secure on embroidery hoop.

  • Place hooped headwear or garment on machine; position under needles.

  • Start and operate or tend machine.

  • Adjust machine performance by adjusting settings, thread and bobbin tensions.

  • Monitor machine operation to detect problems such as machine malfunctions, defective stitching, or breaks in thread.

  • Tie thread on back of machine.

  • Remove hooped garment or headwear from machine.

  • Maintain quality by inspecting finished product.

  • Place hooped garment or headwear in box.

  • Ensure operation of machine by completing preventive maintenance requirements.

  • Additional as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Manufacturing experience.

  • Previous Embroidery Machine experience prefeered


  • Ability to follow verbal directions.

  • Ability to read simple instructions in English.

  • Ability to solve problems.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to perform quality control.

  • Ability to operate a CNC Sewing Machine.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Repetitive use of hands, fingers and arms.

  • Ability to demonstrate fine dexterity skills.

  • Ability to move about the facility.

  • Ability to climb, bend, reach, kneel and crouch.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as needed.

Vision Requirements

  • Close and distance vision.

  • Vision to be able to thread a needle.

  • Color vision.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to loud noise level.

  • Personal Protective Equipment

  • Safety Glasses (as needed).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Ahead, LLC is a socially responsible company and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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