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Fabric Worker
R6052Manufacturing production
Lakehurst, NJFull-Time

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The Fabric Worker will support a Naval Air Command program located at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, NJ.  The Fabric Worker assists Journeyman and/or performs fabricating, assembling, modifying, and repairing various articles of fabric and other materials including Aircraft Emergency Recovery Barricades, Engines Inlet Screens and other special equipment covers.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Skill in critical thinking and problem solving. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications (blueprint drawings, schematics, sketches) demonstrate technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic). Work from written or oral instructions. Willing to perform difficult and complex tasks. Possess knowledge of materials, measurement, and layout. Also, perform all other typical work of a fabric worker organization, time management, and multitasking.

Ability to operate standard high-speed industrial sewing machines, heat sealers and other machines specific to the project. Clean and perform machine maintenance, troubleshoot, and resolve malfunctions on commercial machines.

Operate hand tools (pliers, shears, hammers, gromet setters, searing scissors).

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.  


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and co-workers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions as the best of own ability. 


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge/quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative/motivation, cooperation/relationships, problem analysis/discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral/written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability/dependability, flexibility and ownership/accountability of actions taken.


Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance with all applicable rules (federal, state, local, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Prime Contract requirements, etc.) for themselves and the company as a whole. Fosters an environment in which they will report any violations or reasonably suspected violation of CNI policy, FAR, and/or CFR and are comfortable discussing the myriad compliance, conflict, FAR, CFR, etc. issues that arise during the performance of a government contract.  


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of three (3) years’ relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education/experience.


Must be able to pass a customer background check for access to facilities, equipment and property. This Homeland Security Investigation requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident (Green Card) status. 


Knowledge of sewing, stitching and bonding techniques typically performed on heavy, industrial weight fabrics, using industrial equipment, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) sewing machines, manually operated sewing machines, and even hand-stitching if/when necessary.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.


Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.


Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.


Sit for prolonged periods of time with continual movement of hands, arms, and fingers for sewing operations. Often handles pieces of fabric that are consistently heavy and bulky. Work involves continuous standing and walking on concrete floors, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching above heads and occasionally working in irregular body postures while sewing. Lifting: This position has a requirement to lift 40lbs. - 70 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


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