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Production Cutting Room Operative

Working in a busy department producing a variety of high quality apparel, this opportunity is recruiting for experience within a similar production cutting environment.

Production Cutting Room Operative – The Job Outline

  • Responsible for cutting out and issuing material pieces to the sample room for making up sample garments.
  • Laying up the fabric by hand working to a given spec.
  • Plotting off the pattern marker paper in preparation of cutting.
  • Hand cutting the fabric pieces following the pattern marker using an electric straight knife cutter.
  • Checking the cut fabric pieces back to the pattern and preparing ready for stitching.
  • Responsible for using safe methods of cutting.
  • Responsible for making sure the correct information is provided for sample cutting, e.g., the type of sample, the quantity required the fabric to be used etc.
  • Preparing rolls of fabric and mounting on the holder prior to laying up, involving heavy lifting.
  • Taking swatches from each roll of fabric for quality checking by the Fabric Technologist.
  • Managing recut requests from the sample machinists as and when required
  • Ad hoc additional tasks required in the bulk production of garments such as applying heat seals on garments

Production Cutting Room Operative –Skills & Experience

  • Experience within a similar role with apparel production. 
  • An understanding of fabrics (particularly stretch and woven) and production work, and working with patterns is essential.
  • Confident knowledge of garment construction and the cutting of fabrics.
  • Possess skills to set up and operate a range of machines.
  • Confident communicator (written and verbal) ie. to explain/present technical information
  • Ability to effectively manage own workload to priorities and deadlines
  • Attentive to detail
  • To contribute to the development of new ideas/initiatives and to problem solve
  • Team player – to support others, and share responsibility for the team’s targets and objectives

To apply please forward CV and contact details to, quoting reference 12379AA. 

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Production Cutting Room Operative

South Yorkshire

Published on 14 Jun 2022

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