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Production Associate, Apparel Manufacturing (London)

London, ON

Job Type: Full-time and Part-time  Co-op student 

About Goodwill

Goodwill Industries is a non-profit social enterprise that provides work opportunities, skills development, and employee and family strengthening for people who face barriers such as disability or social disadvantage. The aim is to advance individuals, families and communities toward economic self-sufficiency and prosperity.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, one of five regional Goodwills in Canada, serves communities across Ontario, and employs 1,000 people on a variety of social enterprise work platforms. The organization is positioned for accelerated growth and is aiming to create 900 new jobs over the next five years.

Production Associate, Apparel Manufacturing

The Production Associate, Apparel Manufacturing is responsible for the timely and accurate manufacturing in support of the work platform.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assemble pieces of garments by matching patterns and dye lots.
  • Operate single, double or multi-needle serging, flat bed felling, banding and other sewing machines, to join sections of garments or other articles into finished products on a piece-work or production basis.
  • Operate stitching machines to sew leather parts together for leather garments, handbags, shoes and other leather articles.
  • Operate serging machines to sew and overcast edges of material simultaneously.
  • Operate tackers, pocket setters, buttonhole makers and fusing, hemmer and other machines to perform various operations in the fabrication of garments and other articles.
  • Examine garments and operate sewing machines, sergers and other machines to repair garments and other articles during the manufacturing process.
  • Complete production reports.
  • Quality Control including pass and fail inspection.
  • Be actively involved in the health, well-being and safety of themselves and their team.


  • Experience operating sewing machines.
  • Experience in apparel manufacturing.
  • Basic numerical skills (counting, adding, subtracting).
  • Basic literacy skills (reading, writing).
  • Basic Computer Skills (data entry into PAC Manager).
  • Ability to work in a Team Environment.

The Opportunity

  • Join an organization that is dedicated to helping people who face barriers to employment and committed to sustainability and reducing environmental impact
  • Social enterprise that is positioned for accelerated growth
  • Continue developing your skills and expanding your network in a busy, challenging and creative working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work in an open environment with various work spaces and collaboration areas
  • Receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefit plan, including health, dental, and vision

Goodwill Industries is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and members feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Job Type: Full-time and Part-time  Co-op student

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