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Production Associate  (Apparel Manufacturing)

London, ON

Production Associate 

Goodwill is hiring!  If you are passionate about making a difference and want to be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of others and projected for future growth, Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is the place for you. 

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is a leading non-profit organization committed to changing lives and communities through the power of work. Our organization values diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and we strive to create a workplace that is welcoming and respectful to all. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is one of five separately incorporated regional Goodwill’s in Canada and one of 150 internationally. Now one of the largest territories following the adoption of the Toronto regional territory and the merger with Goodwill Essex, Kent, Lambton, Goodwill Ontario Great Lakes (Goodwill) currently employs approximately 1,200 people and is positioned for significant growth.
Changing Lives and communities through the power of WORK.

Everyone working and thriving in sustainable communities.

Inclusion | Compassion | Aspiring Workforce | Respect | Empathy

Benefits of Working at Goodwill include: 

  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Skills training, scholarships and access to educational credentials.
  • Exciting career opportunities.
  • Access to training and career advancement.
  • Work-life balance and flexibility in scheduling.
  • Respectful, fun and supportive team.
  • Diverse, dynamic culture.
  •  Mission-driven organization committed to the Power of Work.
  • Life coaching and wellness support to assist with employee’s professional and personal life
  • Being part of an organization who:
    •  Is an employer of choice across Southwestern Ontario that meets the Federal Government’s 50/30 challenge for diversity in leadership and is accredited through CARF International
    • Is committed to the environment is an imperative striving for ‘zero waste’ and innovation to repurpose and recycle donated textiles to keep them out of landfill.

The Position: 

  • Contribute to the daily production processes including but not limited to; sorting, picking, styling, laundry, sewing, ironing, cleaning/organization of platform and QA.
  • Sort and select fabric from donation streams based on quality, type, and usability.
  • Assess fabric condition and identify any defects, stains, or damages that may affect the final product.
  • Style fabrics in accordance with the design and pattern requirements provided.
  • Accurately measure, cut & assemble fabric pieces according to the specified patterns/technical packages.
  • Sew fabric pieces together using different types of sewing machines. Including but not limited to; straight stitch, overlock, coverstitch, blanket stitch, binding and serger machines.
  • Follow established sewing techniques to ensure high-quality stitching and garment construction.
  • Perform routine maintenance and cleaning of sewing machines to ensure their proper function.
  • Monitor the production process and communicate changes to improve efficiency and quality standards.

What Requirements You Would Need: 

  • Experience operating sewing machines.
  • Experience in apparel manufacturing. Garment construction, sewing, and fabric handling is highly valuable. This could be gained through working in manufacturing facilities, textile companies, fashion design studios, school or similar environments. Basic numerical skills (counting, adding, subtracting)
  • Basic literacy skills (reading, writing)
  • Basic Computer Skills (data entry into inventory sheet or tracking KPI’s)

Goodwill Industries is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and members feel valued, respected and supported; we welcome newcomers to the region to apply. We are dedicated to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member can reach their full potential.  Upon request, accommodations during the recruitment process are available.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

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