Garment Quality Inspector
Written October 16, 2019
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Examines garments and other textile products during manufacturing operations for defects and adherence to approved company standards for quality.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain correct measurement specification files for each garment or product style.
- Examine marker and approve new patterns prior to production.
- Cut swatches from cloth bolts to determine degrees of variation in dye lot shades.
- Count number of pattern parts and lays prior to cutting to ensure minimum waste.
- Make spot inspections to count number of stitches per inch during sewing operations to detect inconsistencies in machine settings.
- Inspect garments or finished products for unfinished edges, puckers in seams, loose threads or stitches, or incorrect packaging assortments.
- Record number and type of defects for each sewing machine operator.
- Return rejected part or garment to department to be reworked.
- Perform other duties as needed or required.
- Maintain cleanliness of work area and equipment.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Carries out conduct and leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to one-on-one and small group situations to management, outside resources, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some independent travel may be required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, some fumes, toxic chemicals, and heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.