We’re a respected leader in national corporate uniform programs. We design, manufacture and distribute uniforms for Southeastern Grocers, Harris Teeter, Hy-Vee, Cedar Fair, and many other leading national brands. We dress over 1 million employees nationwide in our custom uniform apparel. Our company has experienced 125% growth since 2012 and recently expanded to a 72,000 sq. foot support and distribution facility located near Route 288 in Midlothian, VA.

Embroidery Specialist (Tailor and Machine Operator)

(Operations Dept.)


The Embroidery Specialist is responsible for accurately, effectively, and efficiently performing a variety of embroidery related functions, from checking in orders, hooping, running the embroidery/sewing machines to reviewing quality and finishing clients' orders in a timely and orderly manner. This position reports to the Embroidery Lead.


  • Receives garments from staging area and/or receiving to be checked in to embroidery, unwrapped, and prepared for hooping and/or machines;
  • Reads and follows instructions from purchase orders for logo, logo placement and identify colors to be used;
  • Sets hoop using the automatic hooper machine with correct backing, and visually hoops and straightens each garment as a second check before putting on the embroidery machine;
  • Learns all aspects of running the embroidery machines (sets in design, enters correct colors, traces, and starts each design);
  • Monitors the machine while it is running and identifies when to fix thread breaks, backs up or moves forward to fix a design, tie on threads, change needles and bobbins;
  • Learns and provides minimal care and maintenance of the embroidery machine(s); ability to clean and oil machine;
  • Retracts a design if needed;
  • Fixes designs when necessary and knows how to reorder the garment if necessary;
  • Files design folders and discs and instructions from orders while machine is running;
  • Identifies when and how to clip and finish, and quality check (QC) orders;
  • Identifies when and how to package and ship;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Tailor experience is a plus with interest and ability to sew by hand, use single head sewing machines as well as multi-head sewing machines;
  • Ability to be collaborative and work independently;
  • Ability to perform with a sense of urgency;
  • Ability to multi-task while being organized, and detailed-oriented;
  • Ability to operate bar code scanners, computer workstations, package scales, etc.
  • High school diploma or GED (reading, writing, math equations, following directions and instructions are routine daily functions of this role).

We are open Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm (occasional Saturdays if the business dictates). We are seeking seasonal part-time support and are open to discuss what hours and days you are available. 

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Threads Uniform Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.