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Production Trainer/Associate, Apparel Manufacturing (White Oaks)

London, ON

Production Trainer/Associate, Apparel Manufacturing

The Production Trainer/Associate, Apparel Manufacturing, is responsible for the timely and accurate production of goods throughout the apparel manufacturing facility in support of the work platform.

Role and Responsibilities

Training Outcomes:

  •  Train individuals in operating and maintaining other industrial apparel production tools, such as single needle, overlock, coverstitch, cutting tools, etc.
  • Teach trainees to identify and troubleshoot common issues related to machine operation, such as thread tension problems, needle breakage, or fabric puckering.
  •  Instruct trainees on fabric handling techniques, including fabric stretching, laying, and alignment, to ensure accurate cutting and sewing.
    Guide trainees in the use of specialized sewing techniques, such as applying buttons, zippers, pleats, darts, etc.
  •  Conduct assessments and evaluations to measure trainees’ progress and provide constructive feedback to help them improve their sewing skills and machine operation.

Other Outcomes:

  • 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 damage 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.


  • Experience operating sewing machines.
  • Experience in adult learning and training would be an asset
  • 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

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

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.

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