What began as a historic pottery in 1948 has evolved into a collection of businesses anchored in designing and making products, spaces, and experiences of exceptional beauty and uncompromising integrity. We are a manufacturer, led by design and sustainable business practices. We have a very diverse workplace of 200 employees that encompasses manufacturing, retail, design, communications, digital, and administrative functions. Our original Sausalito location houses our dinnerware factory and showroom. Heath San Francisco houses our tile factory, along with a showroom, and clay studio; our SF Ferry Building location is a small, but mighty, showroom; and Heath LA, a showroom and clay studio. Learn more about our company, at heathceramics.com.
Heath is looking for a talented stitcher to sew bags and soft goods accessories. We are looking for self-motivated individuals who have strong attention to detail and a passion for industrial sewing. As a Stitcher at Heath, your daily tasks will include preparing and sewing cotton, felt, canvas and leather, and producing products on demand to the specifications of the design. You will be a part of a small team in a new project at Heath called Heath Sews which aims to explore the potential of small volume soft goods production at Heath.
Essential Role Functions
_ Cuts and sews, either by machine or hand, the soft goods designs based on the specifications of each pattern.
_ Prepares fabric and materials prior to cutting including, but not limited to, dyeing, ironing and organizing
_ Performs other duties as assigned by team leader.
_ Manages time effectively on each sewing project.
_ Maintains organization and cleanliness of the workshop and personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively.
_ Communicates with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions.
_ Working alongside other employees and maintaining a positive attitude
_ At least 2 years previous experience as a stitcher in a production/manufacturing environment.
_ Demonstrated experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques. Ability to monitor and adjust thread tension, untangle snags in the machine, and general understanding of sewing machine maintenance is a plus
_ Demonstrated experience working with a variety of materials including leather, saddle leather, canvas, waxed canvas, cotton binding.
_ Ability to operate with skill a variety of sewing machines including but not limited to: single needle industrial; industrial zig-zag; overlock, merrow or serger; domestic straight and zig-zag machines.
_ Ability to operate industrial steam iron and rivet press.
_ Ability to sit for long periods of time.
_ Ability to manage time effectively, are motivated and organized.
_ Good interpersonal and communication skills, comfortable working with others.
_ Has high attention to detail
_ Passion for sewing
_ Using equipment requiring high dexterity. Requires good near or distant vision. Requires distinguishing colors and/or depth perception to judge distances
_ Other activities, including climbing, balancing, kneeling, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, repetitive motion, grasping, and feeling.
_ Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping. Requires repeated reaching by extending hand(s) and/or arm(s) in any direction. Moderate lifting or carrying 26 – 50 lbs.
This role works closely with:
_ Heath Sews Team
_ Product Development Engineer
We are committed to your health and well-being. Heath offers a comprehensive benefit package to full-time employees that includes a choice of medical plan, dental, vision and life and works very hard to keep employee costs low for excellent coverage. We do not require an employee contribution for individual premiums, and we pick up a large portion of the costs for dependent coverage. A generous 401k match starts after three months. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan provides an additional retirement benefit linked to the long term performance of our company. We offer a generous time off allocation, paid family leave, and of course a healthy discount on all Heath products.
Sound like a good fit?
If you meet these qualifications and are ready to be part of the Heath team, please send your resume and a cover letter that speaks directly to the position.
Heath Ceramics is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your interest!