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Production Supervisor-Sewing

Aliases: Sewing Supervisor

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Production Supervisor-Sewing is expected to perform include:

  • Guiding activities of operators and/or other employees engaged in the process of manufacturing, inspection, processing and related activity
  • Planning and allocating resources 
  • Monitoring schedules
  • Providing solutions to problems that affect the desired output and organizational goals
  • Training employees for continual improvement and to achieve the organisational objectives.
  • Determining the effective ways in which a product or service in sewing line can be created
  • Performing analysis of the sewing method and the process
  • Providing supervision to the production floor for efficiency improvement
  • Determining the production target
  • Analysing the performance on sewing floor
  • Understanding production specification and process
  • Co-ordinating and planning production as per specifications and schedule
  • Executing and monitoring production as per the plan, schedule and quality norms
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 1
  • Preferably, graduate
  • Certified training for Production Supervisor-Sewing (programme aligned to AMH/Q 2101 released by Apparel Made – Ups Home Furnishing)
KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing processes 
  • Knowledge of skill and proficiency level requirement for each operation 
  • Skilled in operating machines and basic troubleshooting 
  • Knowledge of raw material defects and handling defects 
  • Knowledge of how to identify the process and product problem 
  • Knowledge of fabrics and garments, the stitching process, sewing and the various types of stitching required for various products
  • Familiar with the machinery and work aids used in the process 
  • Familiar with stitching defects and handling defects
  • Knowledge of quality and compliance requirement 
  • Skilled in basic arithmetic and numeric calculations for analysis related to work
  • Knowledge of statistical quality control systems and their applications 
  • Familiar with Quality Management Systems
  • Training in apparel production/apparel manufacturing technology
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Hardworking
  • Attention to detail
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Helper → Worker Production Supervisor-Sewing Plant/Warehouse Supervisor → Managing Director/CEO/Warehouse Owner

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 10,000 to Rs 40,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 1

Generally, 2-3 years of work experience in stitching or sampling division of any apparel manufacturing company is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3

Garment manufacturing units

KEYWORDS 

Production Supervisor

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153122.3551Production Supervisor - Sewing
ISCO 2008Manufacturing SupervisorsNot applicable
NIC 200814101, 14102, 14103, 14301, 14309Manufacture of all types of textile garments and clothing accessories, Manufacture of rain coats of waterproof textile fabrics or plastic sheeting, Manufacture of hats, caps and other clothing accessories such as gloves, belts, ties, cravats, hairnets etc., Manufacture of knitted or crocheted wearing apparel and other made-up articles directly into shape (pullovers, cardigans, jerseys, waistcoats and similar articles), Manufacture of other knitted and crocheted apparel including hosiery
QP ReferenceAMH/Q2101Production Supervisor - Sewing
NSQFLevel 5Not applicable
REFERENCES 
1http://www.nsdcindia.org/sites/default/files/files/Production-Supervisor.pdf 
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/job-opening-for-buying-office-in-tirupur-jobs-in-coimbatore-for-atlas-hunt-consultants-432647.htm
​4National Classification of Occupations Division 3​
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