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 approximately 500 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, 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 somebody with passion to join us as a Sewing Technician. 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 Manager and will have the following responsibilities:

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

  • 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.

  • Assess operators’ challenges and needs and conduct ongoing trainings to upgrade their skills

  • Measure the outcome of the training and retrain as needed to ensure quality and efficiency

  • Be responsible for quick style change over in time

  • Ensure target achievement along with the production team as per OB provided by the IE department

  • Reduce line rejection along with maintenance and production teams to avoid rejection

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

  • Execute daily tasks as assigned by the Production Manager.


Qualifications & Attributes

 

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

  • Expertise in stitching including sewing on industrial automated machines. 

  • Experience in taking product from concept to finished production, including successful experience in producing woven tops and bottoms plus outerwear, especially jackets (both light weight and heavy, quilted, fleece padded, with and without hoods) 

  • Experience in developing training programs and training staff

  • 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

  • International medical and repatriation 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 

 

  • This position will start 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 “Sew Tech 22”

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

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

 

For more information: www.ethicalapparelafrica.com