JOB DESCRIPTION

Sewing Technician

Position based in Koforidua, Ghana, West Africa

Company description

 

Maagrace Garment Industries Limited (MGIL) is an apparel manufacturing firm created in 2003. Currently the factory has 140 operators with the space to grow to employ 800 individuals. It is the largest employer in a region of a million people. Their vision is to develop a model factory that can show how ethical manufacturing can be done at scale in an African context. This will be achieved through innovation, efficiency and integrity, providing the best quality products to customers whilst empowering their workforce, especially women. MGIL also has a Foundation focused on alleviating poverty within its neighboring communities. 

 

 

MGIL is partnering with Ethical Apparel Africa (EAA), a sourcing company that provides international apparel brands with ethical, cost competitive and quality manufacturing solutions in West Africa. Based in Ghana and Benin, EAA has a dynamic team bringing decades of experience from around the world in product development, quality assurance, account management, social impact, operations and finance. EAA works with West African factories to build technical and ethical standards to international standards. Their clients are international brands mostly from Europe and the USA interested in growing a manufacturing base in Africa.

Position overview

We have a great opportunity for two people with passion to join us as Sewing Technicians. The role will be based in Koforidua which is 2 hours outside of Accra in Ghana, West Africa. This person will report to the Production and IE Manager and will have the following responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all goods meet customer specification with respect to quality i.e visual and measurement quality.

  • Ensure proper templates are made and used inline to make quality products.

  • Conduct the training and upgradation of junior staff in the garment technical area.

  • Execute daily tasks as assigned by the Production Manager.

  • Be responsible for quick style change over in time.

  • Responsible for target achievement along with the production team as per OB provided by IE.

  • Be responsible for operators’ skill training to meet the quality and production efficiency of the line.

  • Reduce line rejection along with maintenance and production team to save garments from rejection

  • Reduce rework in lines along with the floor production management team.

  • Conduct risk assessments from sampling stage to smooth flow during inline.

 

Qualifications & Attributes

 

  • Proven track record of similar position in the industry for at least 5 years 

  • Expertise in sewing including sewing on industrial automated machines. 

  • Strong understanding of the apparel Industry, product development and quality especially for woven products

  • Preferred experience of working within a developing country/region

  • Evidence of the following characteristics: Pro-activity, self awareness; resilient and adaptable; persistent and resourceful; able to work under pressure and respect deadlines, apt at both strengthening relationships and resolving problems, poised, active listener; fun to work with; full of integrity; ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment 

 

Benefits

 

  • Salary level dependent on candidate experience and profile

  • Health insurance

  • 25 days of annual leave in addition to Ghana national holidays

  • Opportunity to join a key department of an award-winning, dynamic, and mission driven organization that welcomes strategic input from all members

 

How to apply 

 

  • Starting date - ASAP

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

  • Please send a resume and a specific cover letter for the position to talent@ethicalapparelafrica.com with the reference in the subject line “Sewing 21

  • Only completed applications with accurate reference will be considered and only the most qualified candidates shortlisted for interview

  • EAA is an equal opportunity employer, both men and women are encouraged to apply.

 

For more information: www.ethicalapparelafrica.com