Written October 16, 2019
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Inspects finished or unfinished cloth for defects, using power-driven examining frame.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Obtain cloth bolts according to ticket numbers, and transport to inspection station.
- Pull fabric over rollers, down over inspection board, and wrap end around take-up beam.
- Set yardage clock at zero, and initiate roller movement.
- Scan cloth as it passes over lighted examining frame for such defects as grease spots, mispicks, uneven selvages and color irregularities; marking defects.
- Record information such as type of defect, cloth style, and yardage inspected.
- May correct defects such as soil snubs or loose ends using steel pick, scissors, or cleaning solution.
- Grade cloth according to written quality standards.
- Count number of picks per inch, using pick counter.
- Conduct wash-and-dry shrinkage test, weight test and color fastness test, reporting all quality variances to Cutting Room Supervisor.
- Make recommendations regarding maintenance of inspection and testing equipment.
- Maintain cleanliness of work area and equipment.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Carries out conduct and leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to one-on-one and small group situations to management, outside resources, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standard situations.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Some independent travel may be required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, some fumes, toxic chemicals, and heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.