We are looking for a full-time sewing machine operators for 3 months (with a possibility for extension).

We are looking for an efficient, driven machinist with an eye for detail that is good at working in a small team to strict deadlines. The ideal candidates should be self-motivated with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. You will be a team player and have good attention to detail.

The successful candidate will be responsible for operating sewing machines in a safe and efficient manner as well as cutting and steaming. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience operating industrial machines, have a strong attention to detail and working with strict deadlines.


Key Skills

  • Ability to use different types of industrial sewing machines to produce sewn products i.e. Lockstitch, overlockers and pressing equipment.
  • Accurate and efficient cutting
  • Have a background in sewing and finish apparel products
  • To organise and maintain an efficient workstation.
  • To produce sewn items that meet high quality standards, targets and deadlines and be aware of work techniques and methods used in sewing production i.e. seam types, stitch type, fabric handling and finish.
  • Ability to read, interpret and work to instructions i.e. specifications, standard operating procedure.
  • Work as part of a sewing production team or individually, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability
  • Take ownership of work, recognising the value of the role within the organisation and the value of the role others perform.
  • Demonstrate a responsive, flexible approach to changing working environments and sewing production demands
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with colleagues and production staff to ensure a productive work environment i.e. supervisors, team leaders, fellow machinists, senior machinists.
  • Commit to achieving and maintaining sewing production quality standards and efficiency rates.


Resources & Qualifications

Minimum of 2 years of industrial sewing experience or relevant degree or equivalent qualification.

Working Hours/Salary/Location

A successful applicant will be based at our Dunfermline workshop 

26-42 Gardener’s Street
KY12 0RN

Start date: May 28th 2024
Salary: £12 an hour 
How to apply: Please send your CV and a short cover letter to nina@kalopsiacollective.com

The Company

KC Manufacturing (formerly - Kalopsia Collective) is an award-winning textile product manufacturer, established in 2012 and operating as a Social Enterprise. Kalopsia’s aim is to batch-manufacture textile products more ethically and sustainably in the UK.