Sewing Machinist

Job Type Commercial
Region Northern England
Location Darwen
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
10
Closing Date 15/7/2018
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £8.00 - £10.00
Salary Frequency per hour
Hours of Work
38.75 (6.45am-3pm) Monday -Friday
with the flexibility of working shifts and/or Saturdays in the future to suit business needs

Duties & Responsibilities

Could you be part of Herbert Parkinson, a unique branch of John Lewis offering an exciting new range of bespoke products for customers

Herbert Parkinson Ltd, part of the John Lewis Partnership since 1953, provides an exclusive range of soft furnishing products. With an experienced design team, and extensive flexible manufacturing facilities, offering a full development and manufacturing service for soft furnishing products, including cushions, pillows, duvets, curtains & blinds.

Opportunities exist for creative individuals, to join our Bespoke team, to enhance their sewing machine skills or for those who have an interest in sewing to learn them. Fulfilling unique made to measure orders for customers. Working within our vibrant and supportive team, you'll be fully trained, mastering specialist skills, to complete orders to the highest standard.

Progression within other areas exist for the right individuals.


Job Requirements

- To machine, hand sew and cut fabric/bespoke product to agreed
specification.

- To pin, hand sew, pack and despatch throughout the shift ensuring all duties are performed to a high standard.

- To keep your work area clean and tidy at all times.

- To accurately cut cloth as required and bring to the attention of the Functional Expert or Section Manager any discrepancies in meterage, flaws and colour shading, where appropriate.

- To communicate effectively with labourers and stock keepers.

- To maintain high levels of accuracy and minimise wastage.

Benefits of joining the Partnership:
Partnership Bonus
22 days holiday
25% discount in John Lewis, (12% on electricals) 15% at Waitrose including wine and champagne - eligible to receive after completing of Earning Membership (after 3 months)
Pension scheme
Life assurance
Leisure and Learning Subsidies
5 John Lewis hotels (UK based) offering preferential rates - Partner only
Discounts on restaurants, bars on showing your Partnership Card
Ticket offers updated weekly - tickets for the theatre, football, cricket & music events
Subsidised dining
Corporate membership offers for heritage sites - i.e free entry to the Tower of London for example
Performance related annual pay review.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

Sewing machine skills or an interest in sewing

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