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Power Sewing Machine Operator

Power Sewing Machine Operator – (5863)

Class Specifications – C.30

May, 1973

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Under general supervision, Power Sewing Machine Operators make and repair
cloth articles in linen service sewing unit; and perform other related
duties as required.

Incumbents typically cut and sew cloth articles such as smocks, surgical
drapes, gowns, towels, glove cases and sacks; alter and mend garments,
uniforms and linens; saw on buttons; make and repair buttonholes; operate
electric sewing machines, cutlers and related sewing and mending equipment;
maintain equipment and supplies; may stamp and mark linen; and may maintain
records on work performed.

The Power Sewing Machine operator class is distinguished from the Drapery
Maker class in that Incumbents perform skilled tasks involving the machining
and/or hand sewing of clothing and linens.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to read, write, perform basic arithmetic calculations, follow oral
and written instructions, and one year of experience in a laundry or related
linen service operation; or an equivalent combination of education and