Position Title: Production Assistant Reports To: Production Manager Department: Production Location: GW HQ PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION To ensure the delivery of high-quality, on-spec, on-time sewing and detail work of all GuildWorks’ designs.
GOALS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Support the Production Manager and Team with fabricating large, complex fabric projects.
Prepare pieces for various stages of production.
Assess project progress and ensure that materials are organized for each stage of processing and the next team shift.
Read and understand production charts, mapping them onto fabrics.
Proactively prepare for next steps in the life cycle of a project.
Responsible for moving production equipment, architectural fabrics, and supplies.
Responsible for packing the final product and assisting with shipping to the installation site.
Keep open and clear communication channels between team members and departments.
Assist with cutting textiles to precise specifications.
Work with industrial sewing machines – Top stitch, Single Needle, Double Needle
Sew on heavy fabrics such as architectural canvas and vinyl.
Fold, twist, stretch, or drape material and secure articles in preparation for sewing.
Join and reinforce parts of articles, such as large fabric sails, tips, rope channels, etc.
Measure and align parts, fasteners, or trimmings, following seams, edges, or markings on parts
Trims excess threads or edges of parts, using scissors or knife.
Selects thread, twine, cord, and thread needles.
Responsible for using a high frequency welder to create consistent and strong welds.
Operate hot air welding machines.
Keep equipment and tools well organized and clean.
Troubleshoot and maintain sewing machines and other factory machines.
Follow GuildWorks COVID-19 and all other safety protocols.