1st Shift Knitting Machine Operator

Job Details

1st Shift Knitting Machine Operator

Grand Rapids, Michigan




Job Description

Machine Operators needed in the Kentwood area! 


This is a great entry level position for anyone interested in textile production who is looking for a long term, temp to hire opportunity. 

You will be running industrial knitting machines and performing additional duties such as material handling, auditing, and steaming additional parts as needed. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Follow safe work practices and ensure the upkeep of a clean work area on a daily basis
  • Run machines efficiently and effectively as assigned
  • Help with additional machines as necessary
  • Identify and repair product flaws 
  • Read and interpret directions on work orders
  • Follow directions for machine program selection
  • Follow part measurement requirements for length, width, or weight
  • Record inventory in computer database and complete paperwork as needed
  • Work to increase knowledge of machine repairs and knitting procedures
  • Prioritize duties and follow and maintain efficiency standards/requirements 
  • Support safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives 
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as necessary 


  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Open to learning new responsibilities
  • Willing to adhere to attendance policy, and all other company policies and procedures
  • Willing to work overtime as necessary for production requirements 
  • Must be punctual, cooperative, and have strong attention to detail
  • Wear appropriate and proper personal protective equipment
  • Must be able to work independently and with the team 
  • Able to stand/walk/be on your feet for 8 hours minimum 
  • Able to bend, stoop, reach, twist, and lift up to 30 lbs 
  • Able to extend and lift arms upwards 

Preferred Skills and Experience: 

  • manufacturing/production experience 


Schedule & Pay Rate: 

  • 1st shift - 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM M-TH
  • 2nd shift- 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM M-TH 
  • Overtime as needed
  • 1st shift - $17/hr, 2nd shift - $19.50/hr 


Apply online at www.arrowstaffing.com or call 616-600-0625 for more information! 


Arrow Staffing has been connecting people to change lives since 1972.  As a staffing leader, we partner with many of the area’s best companies to help our associates realize their career goals.  To find additional opportunities with Arrow Staffing, go to our website www.arrowstaffing.com and search jobs. 



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