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 experience.