• Embellishment Operator

    Key Industries Inc.
    Job Description
    Key Apparel is seeking a motivated person to join our Embellishment Team.  The position will entail working with embroidery, heat transfer and direct-to-garment embellishment equipment and processes. This position is responsible for embellishing uniforms, hats, outerwear, and other accessories. This position provides support to the sales and operations departments as necessary to meet company objectives.
    Successful Candidate Attributes:
    The successful candidate should be professional and articulate, have positive energy, have excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail and must be able to effectively use independent judgement to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.
    Essential Responsibilities Include:
    • Sew utilizing industrial embroidery machines;
    • Mark and setup garments in hoops for embroidery;
    • Follow established designs and specifications, and create new designs and specifications as necessary;
    • Follow established processes and procedures;
    • Maintain accurate embroidery logs;
    • Assist with material inventory counts, including the check-in of new thread, materials, hardware, etc.
    • Maintain a well-organized and clean personal work space, as well as shared work space;
    • Calibrate and setup embroidery machines;
    • Perform regular preventative maintenance on machines;
    • Communicate with sewing lead and/or facility manager to reorder materials and supplies;
    • Assist with facility cleaning;
    • Cooperate and share information with team members;
    • Continuously educate yourself;
    • Be curious
    Pre-requisite Core Competencies:
    • Knowledge of computers and design software
    • Capable of following established designs and specifications.
    • Capable of lifting and handling elements that can weigh up to 50 pounds each.
    • Knowledge of embroidery machines/software/principals
    • Willingness to learn and be flexible.
    • Strong Work Ethic.
    • Proven attention to detail.
    • Self-starter with willingness to do whatever is necessary to support the team.
    • Demonstrated good judgement and a high degree of integrity.
    Skills / Experience:
    • Experience with digitizing images
    • Experience with Graphic Design
    • Strong hooping and embroidery ability.
    • Proven embroidery experience.
    • Working in an environment where meeting quick turnaround times is critical.
    • Knowledge and experience with various fabrics and materials.
    Key offers competitive compensation including a highly competitive benefits package.
    Please submit your resume to: hr@keyapparel.com, 620-223-2000
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