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North St. Bags
Do you love working with machines? Are you detail-oriented? Pumped on kaizen practice? Were you a line cook, Starbucks partner or bike mechanic?
Portland-born North St. Bags is currently seeking a production stitcher! We are a tight-knit team producing high quality bicycle bags in small batches. This is not a creative or design-based position, but rather a machine operator position. You will play an integral role in the production, quality assurance, and shipment of bag orders for retail and wholesale customers.
This position is for 30-40 hours per week, depending on the workload and season. Our peak season is Summer (July – September) and it slows down in the winter (January – March) months.
Over the course of this opportunity, you will take on the following responsibilities:
-prep sewing procedures such as installing velcro, zippers, etc.
-building sub-assemblies and parts such as straps, pockets, liners, etc.
-assembly sewing of bag projects from start to finish
-repairs, rework and custom jobs
-tracking your progress as part of the production flow, and contributing ideas and changes to improve production efficiency.
-sewing experience in a production environment is preferred
-comfortable with repetitive production tasks a must!
self starter, well-organized and dependable
-healthy sense of humor
-able to work individually or as part of a small team
-able to lift large bolts of fabric (50 lbs) and sit or stand for long periods of time
-proficient in the English language, able to communicate problems and ideas effectively
Equal Opportunity Employer – Please note that this is not an all-inclusive job description of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function in the company.
While preferred, no sewing experience is necessary; we will train the right candidate.
Check out our website www.northstbags.com for more information on our products and company.
How to Apply
If you think you have what it takes to dive into our fast paced production shop, reply with a cover letter and resume showing past work experience to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to our workshop at 2716 SE 23rd Ave. PDX, OR, 97202.
Photos of related sewing projects are encouraged.