Sewing Machinist

Andy File Associates Limited is working as a Recruitment business on behalf of our client with regards this temporary  position.


  • Working in a small team, of 6 full – time machinist 1 full -time cutter, and 1  supervisor
  • Working  with  clothing
  •  Re purposing men’s shirts into ladies tops and men’s jeans into ladies shorts, amongst other things, which means we have issues of fitting pieces together and making a nice looking, wearable garment
  •  Working with retailers and also independent customers, also having their own shop

Brief duties and responsibilities:- 

  • Working with a team of machinist and cutters to produce good quality sale able products
  • Responsible for keeping  areas and machines clean at all times and general housekeeping
  • Checking quality of  work continuously
  • Working to a work plan set out by supervisor to meet critical path requirement
  • Ability to lockstitch, overlock, coverseam
  • Attach buttonhole and use of a circular hand cutter would be a bonus
  • There can be some lifting  involved

Advantageous Experience/ Personality fit

  • Needs to be a strong person
  •  A team player willing to change roles and direction as required , offering a varied day
  • A good problem solver would also be a bonus


  • Be the brightest and the best
  • Keep things simple
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Be outcome driven
  • Be a team player
  • Help one another
  • Enjoy giving and receiving feedback
  • Go the extra mile
  • Be commercial
  • Add and create value
  • Avoid waste
  • Take care of the business
  • Be committed
  • Take ownership
  • Share one vision
  • Work independently and unsupervised
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proactive
  • Follow instructions
  • Troubleshoot basic machine problems
  • Take pride in product produced
  • Passion for sewing

Reporting to:–  Factory Supervisor

We would also be interested in applicants who may not have experience with commercial sewing but have an interest in sewing.

37 hrs per week – Full time temporary to permanent

8-5pm Monday to Thursday, 8-1.30pm Fridays

Location: Barnsley

Competitive hourly rate (DOE)


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