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Adventure Gear Sewing Machine Operators

Triple Aught Design is a vertically integrated retailer and manufacturer of apparel and equipment purpose built for capable people. We make over 95% of our products in the USA, employing about 45 full time employees and are responsible for another 200+ American jobs through our contract workers.

Job Summary

Do you enjoy working with your hands to create technical products? Do you have an eye for color and details? Are you looking to grow with a company? If the answer is yes, this is the role for you! Put your strengths to work as an industrial sewing machine operator with Triple Aught Design.

We are seeking eager, decisive and attentive industrial sewing machine operators for our new Old Fort, NC factory. In this role, you will work as part of a team creating and assembling outdoor gear, such as backpacks. To see examples of our products we encourage you to check out our website. In addition to operating machinery, you will learn solid construction and design principles.

While we prefer applicants who have prior sewing experience, we also welcome individuals who are eager to learn something new. This position provides opportunities to think outside the box, to provide feedback and propose new ideas to production supervisor

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Correctly position items under needles using marks on machines, patterns, clamps, templates, or cloth as guides

Operate sewing machines to guide materials parts under machine needles and presser feet to sew parts together

Mount attachments, such as needles, blades, or pattern plates, and adjust machine according to specifications

Adhere to TAD guidance on sewing technique, patterns, designs, and overall production and product assembly

Measure materials for accuracy and inspect garments for defects or damage and make repairs as necessary

Perform routine equipment maintenance and report problems of machine malfunctions

Comply with safety rules, directions, and company procedures including reporting of policy violations

Meet or exceed consistent daily and weekly output and quality goals

General facility, station, equipment cleaning and upkeep

Other duties as assigned



Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have high school diploma, GED, or equivalent

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities, and/or Skills:

You are a problem solver who is adaptable and flexible

You have a desire to learn and develop new sewing skills

You have an eye for quality and an exceptional attention to detail

You are excited about growing with a new operation and being a part of a dynamic working environment

A plus if you have working knowledge of sewing machine mechanics

Ability to be successful working with a team as well as being able to self manage

You have a passion for sewing or working with your hands to create something new

You have a basic knowledge of mathematics and the ability to read a tape measure

You have a minimum of 1-year experience in operating Industrial Sewing Machine (eg: Juki, Pfaff, Durkopp etc.)

Physical Requirement, Working Conditions, Tools and Equipment Utilized

Outstanding eyesight or utilization of corrective measures to: mark products, inspect equipment and materials

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs

Ability to manually sew, cut, fold, control materials, twist knobs, use tools, use sewing machine controls

Repetitive movements such as: bending, twisting, pushing fabric, and operating a foot pedal

Hand/eye coordination

Environment can be noisy at times

Examples of tools and equipment utilized: bobbins, portable electric fabric cutters, rotary fabric cutters, quilting rulers, scissors, single and double needle sewing machines, bar-tacking machine, pattern markers, and more


Triple Aught Design offers a comprehensive benefits package for all full-time employees working 30 hours/week or more. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, PTO, 401(k), profit sharing, and others.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

This job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

Triple Aught Design (TAD) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. TAD does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, TAD is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom TAD does business.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 - $17.00 per hour

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