Sewing Machine Operator Canopy

Job Description


Completes a combination of the sewing functions required to assemble the raw materials for the manufacture of the parachutes and/or related parts, in a reasonable period of time and in accordance with company quality standards.  This position generally requires a skilled operator comfortable working with difficult, awkward materials and capable of using standard measuring tools.  Daily duties will include the operation of any or all of the following sewing/other machines, both manual and computer driven automatic:  all gauge double needle, single needle, bartackers, zigzag and merrow/overlock.

  1. Pin, mark, trim and do any required preparation work on raw material assemblies.
  2. Sew all raw materials, including support tapes and webbing.
  3. Perform all daily routine maintenance and adjustments on sewing machines.
  4. Complete all required paperwork and recordkeeping.
  5. Assist as needed in the training of new operators.
  6. Read and interpret work specification sheets and drawings.
  7. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
  8. Follows company rules and procedures.

Must be US citizen or Permanent Resident (Export Control requirement)


Functionally literate.


Industrial sewing machine operation experience required with at least 2 years’ experience in manufacturing.

Capable of using standard measuring tools.

Pass the sample sewing tests.


Ability to comprehend, carry out written drawing instructions in English.

Be able to perform the physical demands of the job.


On the job training: Up to six (6) months, including progressing at an acceptable and measurable skill level rate.


The work environment for this job is a manufacturing shop floor, which is heated and air conditioned.  The noise level is usually moderate due to sewing machines and traffic.  This position requires frequent walking as well as sitting at a desk or sewing machine.  Additionally, the position may require lifting and/or pulling moderate to heavy items.


The position requires that the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to fingers such as with a keyboard.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities include close, distance, and color vision and the ability to adjust focus.

*Note: Both the Physical Demand and Work Environment sections are required by the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).

Airborne Systems is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor