Sewing Supervisor (Bilingual English/French) at The Fechheimer Brothers

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Hodgenville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Job Details



Job Location

Nationwide Plant - Hodgenville, KY

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

High School

Job Shift


Job Category



Sewing Supervisor (Bilingual - English/French)

Company Background:

Fechheimer was founded in 1842 and is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Fechheimer Brothers Company is the premier uniform manufacturer servicing the military, federal, state, and local public safety service markets. Our uniforms represent the honor, respect, and pride reflective in public safety today and at Fechheimer we take pride in serving those who serve us.

Our goal is to bring to market premier products and programs through our two brands; Flying Cross® and Vertx® to continue our tradition of providing superior products & service through innovation and technology that continually meets and exceeds our customers' expectations.

At Fechheimer, not only do we pride ourselves on our products and programs but on our company culture. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, a fun and relaxed work environment, and the opportunity for continued growth and learning.

Benefits Offered:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Vacation, Sick, and Personal Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • FSA and HRA Accounts
  • Long and Short-Term Disability
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Accidental and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Match

Position Summary:

The Trouser Sewing Supervisor is responsible for training, assigning, and coordinating work activities, and ensuring daily quality/production goals are met.


  • Train sewing machine operators to use correct methods for all operations in their department.
  • Learn specifications of each order and teach the specification to operators.
  • Communicate clear instructions to operators.
  • Instruct new sewing machine operators on how to use and care for the equipment properly.
  • Review videotape and/or read the job description for each operation within their department prior to training a new operator.
  • Supervisor will listen to the operators' issues and/or concerns which affect the operator's production, as well as general concerns and learn how to solve problems within their department.
  • Set and demonstrate good work examples.
  • Train operator's on how to calculate their efficiency percentage.
  • Establish methods to meet and coordinate work activities with operators and other departments and assign work to operators in order to achieve production goals.
  • Communicate with the "Department Head Supervisor" when it is necessary to achieve quality product and/or meet the production goal set for the department.
  • Responsible for learning the company policies and rules and enforcing them.
  • Must be able to translate all documents, training materials, manifests, etc., and communicate in employee's language.
  • Will participate in the hiring process for applicants where translation services are required.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience as a supervisor (preferably sewing industry).
  • Experience working in a manufacturing setting.
  • Comply with safety rules and maintain a clean and orderly work area.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function for this position
  • Flexible to work mandatory overtime when required.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write both English and French in an advanced to fluent efficiency.
  • Able to use computers and catch on quickly.
  • Capacity to work independently or within a team environment and follow direction.
  • Sewing experience and knowledge of industrial sewing machines is a plus
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with other supervisors and direct reports.

Physical Requirements:

  • Positional: May be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Extended periods of walking, bending, stooping, reaching, climbing Must be able to grasp or manipulate small items for assembly. Continuous lifting /carrying of 25 lbs. or more up to 50 lbs.
  • Gross Mobility: Infrequent climbing, or crawling. Frequent balancing, stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • Sensory: Rare tasting/smelling. Use of color vision. Occasional use of far visual acuity, depth perception, and field of vision. Frequent use of near and midrange visual acuity, and visual accommodation. Frequent to constant talking.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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