Sewing machine operator

Employer/Recruiter Name

khulanathi textile

Website URL

Job Category

Skilled Full-Time

Job Title

Sewing machine operator

Job Summary

Khulanathi textile is co-operation garments manufacturing factory business that is located in East of Johannesburg, Our mission: to create employment, expand South African clothing labels and branding. To encourage entrepreneurship and grow local business into national business and/ or grow even further internationally. To provide training and skills to the communities.

Applicant must be located in Katlehong, Johannesburg East, Gauteng.



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ability to concentrate

ability to  work quickly and carefully

be quality- conscious

enjoy routine work tasks

have passion for clothing

must be able to work under pressure

must have aptitude  for needlework


Grade 8




Sewing machine operator will come to the floor in time & shall clean machine, workplace etc.

will ensure that his workstation is in right order.

will seek necessary instruction from here supervisor regarding his job.

will seek mock up sample from her supervisors so that he can understand the job.

will check the mock up sample so as to understand the sewing technique & the level of quality.

will check with the supervisor regarding his hourly & daily production target

If he/she does not understand any point regarding sewing or quality, he will seek elaboration from supervisor.

Sewing machine operator will ensure measurements of apparel as per work order sheet or apparel specification sheet

will ensure necessary seam allowances as per instruction.

will perform his job with utmost care so that no reject or defect occurs.

will handle apparel parts with care so that they do not spoil or stain.

will take care in handling bundles and parts in them so that they do not mix-up.

must see that he accomplishes his target.

If there is any bottleneck, he/she will discuss with the supervisor & take countermeasures.

will check needle from time to time to ensure that it is not blunt or broken.

He will take care that there is no under sewing thread tension.

Sewing machine operator will ensure that stitch per inch (SPI) is correct.

will clean his sewing machine from time to time.

will take care of his machine.

will ensure that the designated machine cleans the machine, oils it, & takes care of it.

will continuously check if her work is compatible with the quality & quantity desired.

will discuss with the supervisor & senior operators about sewing problems or sewing defects and sewing techniques.

will ensure that his machine is equipped with eye guard or needle guard or puller cover.

will get trained on using firefighting equipment & how to face an accident.

will use mask all the time to offset micro dust.

will use hand gloves and scarf.

Sewing machine operator will not panic at the time of hazard or fire disaster

Additional Information

email your CV, and certified ID copy at

Job Location:

Moshoeshoe, Katlehong, Ekurhuleni, South Africa


R 2384

Closing Date:

02 Apr 2019


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