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2900 - TRC- Affirmative Government Contracts - Production Lead

75 Jones and Gifford Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA Req #729
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The Resource Center has been providing services to persons with disabilities in the Chautauqua County area since 1958. From our humble beginnings as a gathering of parents and concerned citizens who wanted to provide educational and training opportunities for persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities, The Resource Center has grown into a comprehensive agency providing services to thousands of persons with all types and levels of disabilities.

The Resource Center is the largest non-governmental employer in Chautauqua County with more than 1,300 employees on its payroll.

The mission of The Resource Center is to support individuals with disabilities and other challenges in achieving maximum independence, contributing to their community, experiencing lifelong growth, and enjoying quality of life.

RESPONSIBLE TO:                        Lead Manufacturer Supervisor



In this role, you will work in a fast-paced commercial sewing environment, where the quality of operator work is critical and accuracy is essential for sewing a variety of straps and
pouches to customer specifications.  You will maintain effective communication with operators, plant supervisors and the production coordinator to advise them of quality issues so that any and all production issues can be addressed quickly. 



  1. Demonstrated proficiency as a Production Worker 3  at skill level 3 which includes the advanced commercial sewing skills such as heavy-duty bar-tacking, use of heavy-duty sewing equipment, making repairs to product, ability to make model/prototype pieces.
  2. Ensure quality and quantity of product meet customer specifications.
  3. Ensure all employees in the cell have their required quality approved sample piece and can produce it for inspection.
  4. Perform sample quality inspections on product coming off of each operation on the line during first hour of shift.
  5. Obtain hourly production quantity data from operators throughout shift.
  6. Monitor new operator product quality while in training or for lines that do not run consistently. Cell Leader approves operator to full production based on meeting establishes quality criteria.
  7. Performs hourly quality inspection on the most current piece operator has sewn.  Evaluate product meets established quality criteria.
  8. Must clock in and out of EPICOR.
  9. Maintain a positive, can-do, customer focused attitude while performing job tasks accurately.
  10. Maintain housekeeping standards and working safely.perform all other duties as assigned.



Must have previous experience operating commercial and heavy-duty sewing equipment with single/double needle to perform bench assembly, auto and heavy bar-tacking,
operation of stud/post machine, snap-cap machine, and hot knife.  Will also have experience trimming, binding, inspecting, using a single/double needle trimming, material handling,



Must be able to stand for an 8-hour shift.  Must be able to lift up to a maximum of 40lbs.



High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Must possess experience as Basic working knowledge of sewing or production machinery desired, but not required.  Factory production work experience desired.  Must be able to follow instructions and shop rules.

The Resource Center is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, military status, domestic violence status, predisposing genetic characteristics or genetic information, physical or mental disability, any other category protected by law, or any other non-job related characteristic. As needed, The Resource Center will provide reasonable accommodations for disabilities to employees and applicants whenever such accommodation would not create an undue hardship or a safety concern in the conduct of TRC’s operations.

Other details

  • Job Family TRC
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 75 Jones and Gifford Ave, Jamestown, NY 14701, USA