Newell Brands Coleman - Operator Automatic Machine, 1st Shift in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

Live, Learn, Work and Play

At Coleman our vision is to be the leading outdoor recreation company in the U.S. by developing high-quality, innovative products that enhance the enjoyment of the outdoors and create lasting memories.


Summary: Automatic machine operators uses a single needle automatic sewing machine to join together materials. These materials include but are not limited to pre-cut fabric, webbing reflective tape, cords, labels, and vinyl components.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned by management as necessary.

  • Operate a automatic sewing machine to join materials together.

  • Position pre-cut fabric and components (reflective, tabs, patches, or labels) to be joined under the presser foot/clamp and needle.

  • Starts and stops machine with foot pedal.

  • Monitors stitching to detect defects to insure acceptable quality.

  • Selects thread and other components according to bill of material.

  • Thread machine, winds and changes the bobbin.

  • May Cut excessive material or thread with scissors / nippers when necessary.

  • Routinely check fabric for defects, runs, stains, missed stitches, etc.

  • Performs required daily machine maintenance and adjustment.Includes but is not limited to adjusting thread tension, dusting machine, wipe off oil, adjust stitches per inch.

  • Notifies sewing machine repair person or Group Leader when experiencing problems with machine.

  • Completes required documentation including but not limited to recording production quantities, downtime, scrap, traceability, component usage

  • Responsible for injury prevention and promoting safety by keeping work area neat, clean and organized.

  • Participates in employee wellness and exercise program.

  • Performs miscellaneous other assignments as required.

  • Requires regular attendance to perform essential elements as listed above between the assigned start and end times for work. Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.



Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive work environment. Interacts with fellow team members to build morale and maintain a sense of Coleman pride.

Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; Supports the company’s goals and values.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve overall quality of finished product; May Monitor own work and the work of others to ensure quality.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment and production schedules. Must be able to perform multiple tasks.

Dependability: Follows written or verbal instructions, responds to management direction; Completes tasks on time at expected level of performance. Interpreter will be provided by Coleman as required to confirm understanding.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred or sewing experience preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to fill out production sheets and traceability sheets after training. Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, procedure manuals. Ability to communicate with other employees in the organization or notify assigned personnel there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Interpreter will be provided by Coleman as required to confirm understanding.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to read numbers, count, add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Measure using a ruler.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions. Ability to comply with company’s and regulatory agencies quality standards. Interpreter will be provided by Coleman as required to confirm understanding.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time. The employee is required to use fingers, hands and arms to operate machines and reach for, hold, grasp, push/pull, and handle material repetitively with a high degree of dexterity. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to limited moving mechanical equipment.

PPE-Personal Protective Equipment: Safety glasses

Equipment Used:

Automatic Sewing Machine

Eyelet machine




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COMPANY: The Coleman Company, Inc.

Requisition Id: 113009

Location: MN - Sauk Rapids