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Production: 1st Shift Sew Seal Operator - UniFirst Owensboro


Owensboro, Kentucky

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Sew Seal Operator

Job Summary:

General: Meet and comply with company policies and procedures, including but not limited to, work performance, quality, and attendance. Responsible for applying ID Tags and Emblems to garments as per instructions based on dwell time, placement instructions, stitches per inch, etc. Also required to cut garments and hem to required length as per instructions. Ensure that the SKU and quantity of garment as per pick ticket are correct. Personal Protective Equipment is required in this area. Will be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned by a supervisor or team leader. Will be required to work overtime as necessary (Part-time can volunteer not to exceed 29 hours).

Must be willing and able to actively participate in plant-wide safety activities.

Physical Demands: 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.

This position requires standing and sitting for long periods of time while operating equipment. Individual is frequently required to walk and constantly required to stand to perform all functions related to Sew/Seal and Cutting. In addition, the individual is occasionally to sit while performing the hemming functions of this position. Frequently bend, squat, and reach overhead. Occasionally kneel. Constantly grasp. Individual is regularly required to use leg and foot to operate foot pedal actuated machines. Individual is regularly required to stoop and/or bend to place garments on conveyor and push loaded carts and hampers. Individual is constantly required to lift up to 15 lbs, frequently required to lift and/or move frequently up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 30 lbs, frequently push up to 30 lbs. and occasionally up to 40 lbs. Should the need arise to lift, carry, or push heavier weights than those listed, the employee is expected to utilize teamwork to accomplish the task. Possess the ability to talk, hear, see, and distinguish between colors. In addition, this position requires cross-training in other areas of the facility.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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.


Language Skills: Required to read and write English and follow verbal and/or written instructions.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic mathematical functions.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed verbal and/or written instructions.

UniFirst offers a Fleet of Benefits, 50+ to be exact!

· 401K with Company Match

· Profit Sharing

· Health Insurance

· Employee Assistance Program

· Life Insurance

· Supplemental Life Insurance

· Long Term Disability

· Vacation

· Sick Time

· Paid Holidays

· Direct Payroll Deposit

· Tuition Reimbursement

· 30% Employee Discount

· Employee Referral Program

Where will a UniFirst Career take you?

As an industry leader in the rental, lease and sale of uniforms and facility services products, UniFirst Corporation has grown to become one of the largest companies in the garment services industry.

UniFirst is recognized on the Forbes “Platinum 400 - Best Big Companies” List. With over 14,000 employee Team Partners and more than 250 facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, you are never just a number when you work for UniFirst. What sets us apart from all other companies is that we still function as a family run business. When you work for UniFirst, you’re family!

UniFirst Corporation has a strong history of promoting from within. In fact, most of UniFirst's Senior Managers have come from within the Company. Opportunities are endless for those individuals who possess a strong work ethic, a commitment to quality, and above all else, a passion for delivering quality customer service, both internally and externally.

Our culture is what makes UniFirst an organization that stands out from the rest. Are you interested in loving your job? Find out just how far a career with UniFirst can take you. 

UniFirst is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws

UniFirst is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call (978) 658-8888 to let us know the nature of your request.


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