Sewing Machine Operator

Department of Defense Fort Myer, VA
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

About the Position: This position is located at the Logistics Readiness Center (LRC) located on Joint Base Myer Henderson Hall, Fort Myer, VA. Overlooking Washington, D.C, and Georgetown to the north and the Virginia countryside to the south, Fort Myer, VA is a beautiful area rich with historic appeal. T With its elite ceremonial units, unique history, and location adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer continues to serve the nation's capital in the finest military tradition.

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* Use industrial sewing machines sewing lock stitch seams, and button sewing.

* Identify completed garments according to size and lot and apply bar coding tickets.

* On a required basis, other duties may be occasionally performed such as hand sewing, or ironing depending on the workload.

* Operates a portable pressing machine steam iron to open seams and press parts of uniforms

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

3111 Sewing Machine Operating

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* This position reqwuires as National Agency Check with Inquires (NACI) background investigation.


Who May Apply: US Citizens

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Sewing Machine Operator~ without more than normal supervision. Operating standard and high-speed industrial sewing machines. Making labels for garments. Preparing production tickets and attaching to garment pieces. Operating a portable pressing machine steam iron. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

* Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

* Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

* Knowledge of Materials

* Physical Effort - Sits long periods of time with continual movement of hands, arms, and fingers in placing items in position and sewing. Often handles pieces of fabric or articles of clothing that are consistently heavy and bulky.

* Working Conditions - Shop is adequately lighted, ventilated and heated. Operators are subject to cuts, punctures, scratches and other minor irritations and injuries from handling sharp tools. Subject to allergies from dyes, dust, and lint from fabrics. Also subject to noise from sewing machines.


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