Job Description

Carpenter Co. has an immediate opening for a Sewing Machine Operator on 1st shift with a 5am start time at our Elkhart, IN manufacturing plant. This position is responsible for producing sewn materials for use with Laminated Mattress products.

Carpenter Co. employees are committed to working hard to ensure production goals are met while maintaining operations excellence. The successful candidates will be expected to produce sewn materials for use with Laminated Mattress products. Work with other production team members to ensure sewn products are properly joined, labeled and meet quality standards. 

Additional responsibilities of the position will include:

  • Will safely and efficiently operate single -needle over lock machines in a stand up sewing position.
  • Will sew cut fabric parts together to specifications.
  • Will affix all required law labels and warning labels.
  • Will verify quality of material and identify fabric flaws and sewing flaws.
  • Must be able to identify machine problems.
  • Assist the line in making changeovers and will clean machines and work areas.
  • Must also assist in preventative maintenance.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others including co workers, management and maintenance staff.
  • Be team oriented.
  • Dependability is a must.
  • Be quality minded while sewing cording and zippers onto mattress covers.


Skills / Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree Preferred.
  • Previous Industrial Stand Up Sewing Experience is required of 1 year - 2 years preferred.
  • Must be able to use computerized equipment in day to day operations and have computer knowledge.
  • Operate Single needle and over lock machines
  • Able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 lbs
  • Able to stand for up to 10 hours per day
  • Vision abilities which may include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral and depth perception, and ability to focus
  • Prolonged gripping of an item/tool up to 50 lbs


Important Notes

Carpenter Co. offers a comprehensive benefits package including excellent health insurance, generous profit sharing plan, and much more. We offer long-term career opportunities for our employees in a stable industry and clean working environment. We also offer tuition reimbursement to our employees after 1 year of service. Our Elkhart Branch employees average over 10 years of service with the company, and we'd like for you to join us!  To learn more, check us out at

Carpenter Co. conducts pre-employment drug testing on all applicants that receive and accept a written offer of employment.

1st Shift Hours: Typically 5am start and work 8 - 10 hours per shift.