Job Listing Description

Space Suit Sewing Technician

Description:
PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Space Suit Sewing Technician in Houston, TX

Job Description:
  • The Space Suit Sewing Technician will be responsible for fabrication, assembly and repair of soft-goods components and assemblies.
  • Proficient in the use and operation of the following industrial sewing machines, Straight Stitch (single and double needle), Walking Foot, Bartack, Buttonhole and 3 Thread Rolled Hem Serger.
  • Candidate will be required to complete corporate and contract safety training, familiarization with Total Safety Task Instruction (TSTI) and training on operating procedures and desk instructions.
  • Performs duties in accordance with established flight and training processing procedures and work authorizing documents.
  • Proficient in reading soft-goods fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Proficient in the fabrication of soft-goods patterns.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Sews materials by hand and/or sewing machine, to join, gather, reinforce, or decorate materials or fabricated articles.
  • Cuts materials, according to specifications, or cuts excess material or thread from finished product, using blade, scissors, or electric knife.
  • Examines and measures finished articles to verify conformance to standards.
  • Folds or fits together materials to prepare for machine sewing or hand sewing.
  • Monitors machine operation to detect problems, such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunction.
  • Mounts attachments, such as needles, and adjusts machine guides according to specifications.
  • Places spools of thread, cord, or other materials on spindles, inserts bobbin, and threads ends through machine guides and components.
  • Positions and marks patterns on materials to prepare for sewing.
  • Positions materials through feed rollers and guides, or positions and maneuvers under sewing machine presser foot and needle during operation.
  • Records amount of materials processed in production logs.
  • Removes finished materials from sewing machine.
  • Replaces needle and cleans/oils sewing machines to maintain equipment.
  • Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the product fabrication according to the fabrication instructions and/or drawing.
  • Uses specialized automatic or semi-automatic sewing equipment and other equipment as required to fabricate products.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Candidates must meet the requirements listed below to be considered for this position; please note required items on your resume.
  • This position requires U.S. Citizenship due to the sensitivity of customer related information.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (read, write, speak).
  • Must be knowledgeable of basic math and English measurement (versus metric).
  • Must be able to work all production shifts (1st, 2nd, 3rd, or weekends).
  • Demonstrated communication and team collaboration skills.
  • Candidate must have HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA or equivalent with minimum 5 years of related work experience.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • The preferred candidate with have experience sewing on space flight programs and products.

Required Skills    
  • Proficient in the use and operation of the following industrial sewing machines, Straight Stitch (single and double needle), Walking Foot, Bartack, Buttonhole and 3 Thread Rolled Hem Serger.
  • Proficient in reading soft-goods fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Proficient in the fabrication of soft-goods patterns.
  • Ability to sew materials by hand and/or sewing machine, to join, gather, reinforce, or decorate materials or fabricated articles to very tight tolerances.
  • Ability to cut materials, according to specifications, or cuts excess material or thread from finished product, using blade, scissors, or electric knife to very tight tolerances.
  • Monitors machine operation to detect problems, such as defective stitching, breaks in thread, or machine malfunction.

Required Education    

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Years of Experience    

  • 5 Years of experience in industrial sewing and highly detailed sewing.

Desired Skills    

  • Experience sewing on space flight programs and products

Desired Years of Experience    

  • 10+ Years of sewing experience in aerospace applications

     
Job Number: 2210159677
Job Location: Houston, TX
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 11/15/2022
Firm Name: PDS TECHNICAL SERVICES
Attention: Kristen Schabell
Address: 108 PACKERLAND DR STE A
City, State: GREEN BAY, WI 54303
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Email: kschabell@pdstech.com
Website: https://pdsjobs.force.com/candidates/job_detail?id=a1i1T000003YjURQA0&URLSource=cjhunter

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