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Sewing Technician


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This job is at our Salt Lake City location

Job Description

This position is responsible for repairing, altering and adding accessory items to personal protective ensemble elements.  It may also include contributing to the production of finished goods such as letter patches, hose straps, shrouds, gear bags and other items.  This position provides support to the processing department as necessary to meet company objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities to include:

  • Sew utilizing all available industrial sewing machines.
  • Follow established patterns and specifications, as well as create new patterns and specifications as necessary.
  • Follow established processes and procedures.
  • Learn NFPA 1851 and other industry standards and how they relate to our processes and procedures.
  • Perform repairs and alterations, and add accessory items to personal protective ensemble elements.
  • Remove and install patches on uniforms. 
  • Alter sizing on uniforms. 
  • Contribute to the production of finished goods such as letter patches, hose straps, shrouds, gear bags and other items.
  • Use handheld hardware and tools as necessary. 
  • Maintain accurate sewing logs.
  • Assist with the check-in of new fabric, materials, hardware, etc.
  • Assist with material inventory counts.
  • Maintain a well-organized and clean personal work space.
  • Maintain well-organized and clean shared work spaces.
  • Communicate with sewing lead and/or facility manager to reorder materials and supplies. 
  • Assist with facility cleaning. 
  • Cooperate and share information with team members and other ECMS facilities.
  • Continuously educate yourself.
  • Be curious.
  • Be passionate.
  • Participate in, and contribute to, group projects.
  • Train team members as directed by the facility manager.  
  • Provide support to the processing department as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by management to address and provide effective support of company mission, values and goals.

Pre-requisite Core Competencies

  • Prior work history with heavy fabric and hardware.
  • Ability to follow established patterns and specifications.
  • Lifting and handling elements that can weigh up to 10 pounds each.
  • Sewing machine operation.
  • Willingness to learn and be flexible.
  • Strong Work Ethic.
  • Proven attention to detail.
  • Self-starter with willingness to do whatever is necessary to support the team.
  • Demonstrated good judgement and a high degree of integrity.
  • A history of continuing professional and personal development.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Sewing experience on various industrial sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing in an environment where meeting quick turnaround times is extremely important.
  • Knowledge and experience with various fabrics and materials used for personal protective ensemble elements.

Skills Required

  • Strong sewing ability.
  • Able to speak, read, write and comprehend English.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Team Oriented and respectful.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Experience Required

  • Sewing experience.

Experience Preferred

  • Experience with various industrial sewing machines.
  • Pattern creation.
  • Alterations using heavy fabrics.
  • Sewing finished goods.


Competitive Wages Commensurate with Experience. 

We currently offer a generous benefit package to regular full time employees that includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, flexible spending plan, 401 (k) retirement plan, commuter plan, wellness program, etc.


Company Description

ECMS specializes in the inspection, cleaning, and repair of personal protective ensembles and ensemble elements used for structural, wildland, industrial, and aviation firefighting applications. ECMS also provides end users, distributors and manufacturers a highly skilled resource for aftermarket alterations, modifications and accessories for elements that are in service. Providing support services for personal protective ensembles is our only business, and we take great pride in doing it well. ECMS operates six service centers in the Western United States: Las Vegas, NV, Oakland, CA, La Mirada, CA, Kent, WA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Phoenix, AZ.


ECMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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