Job opening: Sewing Machine Operator
Salary: $20 - 24 per hour
Published at: Aug 11 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is open to current full-time, permanent employees of the Environmental Management Service line at the VA Providence Healthcare system only.
As a Sewing Machine Operator, the incumbent is responsible for the repair and alteration to all linens, protective clothing and Government-owned uniforms used in the medical center. The objective is to keep linens and uniforms in circulation by making proper alterations and repairs, also to avoid the cost of new items when repairs and alterations can be made economically.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Duties are not those of design and fabrication, only of alteration and repair;
Notify immediate supervisor when seamstress supplies are in need of replenishment;
Utilize, as required, a double heat element patching unit for repairing holes and small tears;
Clean, oil and adjust the various machines used, and keep the working area as neat as possible;
Required to operate a medium heavy-duty, industrial-type, sewing machine and hand tools such as shears, scissors, grommet tools and metal snap fasteners;
Observe the general rules of safety when performing seamstress duties and also observe any special rules of safety that may apply to all equipment utilized in the performance of duties; and,
Some minor fabrication of simple items, such as covers for linen carts, may be necessary from time to time.
Work Schedule: Full-time. Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Sewing Machine Operator/PD01939A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
This position is in the Competitive Service.
Interchange Agreements with Other Merit System: Employees who occupy medical or medical-related positions and were appointed under 38 U.S.C. 4701(1) or (3) [formerly 38 U.S.C. 4104 (1) and (3)] must be serving in a full-time position without time limit and have served continuously for at least one year in this other merit system to be eligible to convert to the Title 5 System. Some exceptions to this rule may apply if you have previously acquired tenure under a Title 5 appointment.
Veterans' preference does not apply for internal or other current permanent Federal agency employees.
Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
This position is a LIUNA Bargaining Unit position.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/21/2023.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Measurement and LayoutUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The various assigned duties sometimes require sitting, standing or bending for lengthy periods. The ability to lift stacks of linen weighing 20 pounds is required. Vision must be adequate to sew, inspect and de-lint linens for lengthy periods.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
- Address VA Providence Healthcare System
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
- Name: Hannah Farrar
- Phone: 401-273-7100 X13489
- Email: [email protected]