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Womenswear Garment Proto-Type Sewer

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Title: Womenswear Garment Proto-Type Sewer
Job Number: C-12-20
Job Location: Corporate Office, 220 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Job Purpose:
Construct a proto-type garment using established production standards and requirements; assist garment product development teams to provide a quality product for the consumer. This position is full-time, non-exempt.

Job Functions:
  • Sew complete proto-type garments according to established standards – for product team review and for production contractor's reference
  • Resolve garment cutting, construction, pattern issues with appropriate person
  • Document fabric, construction, and/or pattern comments on worksheet
  • Sew wear-test garments and comment on fabric, sewing, pressing
  • Sew special project garments – i.e. Photography Looks, Roundup, Rose Festival
  • Press garments for specific purposes – i.e. Sales Meetings, Contractor Proto Reviews and note any production issues
  • Assist in maintaining sewing reference mock-ups for future reference and use.

  • Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Knowledge of production garment construction including jackets, skirts, pants, blouses, dresses, coats
  • Working knowledge of garment industrial sewing equipment, i.e. single needle machine, overlock machine, button hole machine
  • Working knowledge of garment industrial pressing equipment, i.e. buck press, low boy irons
  • Work with various fabrications
  • Able to construct garment from specification sheet
  • Attention to details
  • Knowledge of textiles helpful
  • Knowledge of pattern making helpful

  • Physical Demands and Working Environment:
  • Professional environment
  • Open work area
  • Moderate interruptions
  • Pressures – seasonal deadlines
  • Interaction with cutter and pattern makers
  • Verbal communication – resolution of garment issues
  • Written communication – documentation of sewing comments
  • Visual – high accuracy – garment to reflect measurement target within tolerance; match colors; thread needles; measure trims
  • Sitting at operating machine
  • Knee pressure for machine control
  • Hand and arm manipulations for sewing – control of garment pieces under machine needle – and for pressing – overhead arm and hand/lower arm pressure
  • Lifting of industrial weight hand irons up to 8 lbs.
  • Movement between equipment

  • We are an equal opportunity employer. We will contact only those applicants who best meet our requirements.

    Where to send Employment Application:
    FAX to 1-503-535-5827
    - or -
    mail to:
    Human Resources
    Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.
    P O Box 3030
    Portland, OR 97208-3030
    - or -
    Hand deliver to:
    Pendleton Woolen Mills
    220 NW Broadway
    Portland, Oregon
    - or -
    Scan completed application / resumé and email pdf to: Julie Strand

    How to Apply:
    Download and print an application form. Complete the form and send with resumé using your choice of "Where to send Employment Application" as noted in this posting. Click here to download an application form. This document requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

    To have an application sent to you:
    - Call 503.226.4801 and ask for Human Resources
    - Fax your request to 503.535.5827
    - Email your request to Application Request for a pdf version.

    We do not accept resumés or applications for positions not listed on our site. No agency or recruiter referrals, please.