TradeWinds Services
Job Description
SEWING MACHINE OPERATORS
Full-Time positions available
TradeWinds Services, Inc. has been contracting with the US Department of Defense for over 30 years. Garments produced to meet military specifications include disposable coveralls, cloth smocks, tunics, chef coats and women’s slacks. 
 
We seek individuals who have high attention to detail and can stay on task. Technical sewing skills required*. Experience of 1-2 years industrial sewing preferred, however, will consider home sewing skills. Industrial sewing machine used, including single needle, double needle, lockstitch, blind stitch. Skill level tested at interview. Required to maintain high quality while meeting production level standard minimum of 80%. High school diploma or GED preferred.
 
Hours: Monday – Friday (7:00a – 3:30p)
Pay: Start at $9/hr during training
 with productivity rates up to $12-$15;
Standard rate $10.70/hr (occasional overtime)

Benefits available for full-time positions after 90 days.
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 * FREE INDUSTRIAL SEWING CLASSES AVAILABLE
TradeWinds offers free industrial sewing classes to individuals who may have limited or no sewing experience on industrial sewing machines. The goal is to develop skills to advance to be a candidate for hire as a full-time Sewing Operator.
Classes are available Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday with sessions either 9:30 - 11:30 am OR 12 noon - 2:00 pm. Open Enrollment/Exit is based on individual base skills and personal progress.

 
Come in and see our operation in person:
TradeWinds Services
3189 East 83rd Place
Merrillville, IN 46410

(1/4 mile south of US 30 on Colorado St)
Or Call Helen, Industries Director
 at 219-945-3110
to Apply online: 
http://www.tradewindsnwi.org/careers/
  Se Habla Espanol
TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws. Temporary Work Permit acceptable.
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