Stitchers (Norridgewock, ME Factory)- Come Grow Wi

at New Balance Athletics, Inc. in Norridgewock, Maine, United States

Job Description

Who We Are:
Since 1906, New Balance has empowered people through sport and craftsmanship to create positive change in communities around the world. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We foster a culture in which every associate feels welcomed and respected, where leaders and creatives are inspired to shape the world of tomorrow by taking bold action today. At New Balance, We Got Now.

Job Description

Made in the U.S.A.

New Balance's Maine Factories (Norridgewock, Norway and Skowhegan) will marry today with tomorrow - enabling NB to build footwear of today using forward looking technology. Fusing our unparalleled craftsmanship with new manufacturing technology will broaden our ability to provide consumers exciting new footwear.

In addition to competitive starting wages, we offer:

Standard 40 hour workweek: Mon-Fri 6:30am to 3:00pm

Weekly pay periods

Performance-based pay increases

Access to our comprehensive benefits package

On the job training - no manufacturing experience is required

New Balance's Stitching position encompasses many operations that may be performed exclusively or on a rotational basis. Requires the performance of a variety of relatively complex hand stitching patterns performed using a stitching machine and hand-held tools that contribute to completing the product. Work is performed in a team environment - focused on safety, quality and productivity standards towards meeting customer demands.

Performs work according to established procedures and processes - executes tasks to the materials and parts of the shoe utilizing various tools and machinery, and adherence to standard work cycles.
Willingness to support a changing environment, flexibility to cross train and rotate to various jobs and duties towards achieving departmental and business goals. Makes suggestions to improve the process and displays motivation and initiative to improve skills and job knowledge.
Supports NB quality expectations/standards and takes ownership for meeting them. Ensures work quality before passing onto customers.
Follows NB policies and demonstrates responsibility for attendance, safety requirements, PPE and reporting of accidents and near misses.
Maintain a high level of quality per our internal & external customer requirements
Ability to work on complex jobs in a fast paced, quality focused environment where we build 600 pair of shoes in an 8-hour shift. Ability to read a spec sheet to verify threads and bobbins with the ability to identify sizes on the part.
Ability to learn and adhere to start up and shutdown procedures (TPM) and making simple machine/mechanical adjustments to their workstation.

High school diploma/GED
The ability to read, understand and comprehend written or oral instruction and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Must be a team player!
Requires hand and eye coordination along with depth perception (layered materials), good peripheral vision, ability to see incoming /outgoingwork stations and precision work - clear visionas close as 11 inches for tasks
Standard 40-hour workweek applies; willing to adjust work schedule to meet a reasonable amount of overtime based on business need
Use of personal protective equipment is required
Good manual dexterity skills (eye, hand and feet coordination)
Must be able to perform repetitive upper extremity motions and repetitive forceful grip/pinch requiring both hands, frequent reaching, good range of motion of fingers, hands, wrists and elbows
Ability to stand and balance using foot pedals requiring both feet throughout an 8-hour shift; moving from role to role or sedentary standing
Ability to work in a fast-paced production line environment (building 600 pair of shoes in an 8-hour shift) while completing a variety of sewing/stitching and hand-finishing processes safely with a sense of urgency and attention to detail
Ability to lift light to moderate amounts of weight

Regular Associate Benefits:
Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. New Balance offers a comprehensive traditional benefits package including three options for medical insurance as... For full info follow application link.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:   New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran..

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Job Posting: 824669

Posted On: Sep 27, 2022

Updated On: Sep 27, 2022