Fruit of the Loom

AAI/Spalding - Sewing Machine Operator

Job Locations US-IA-Jefferson
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 days ago(6/7/2023 4:19 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)

Position Summary

AAI/Spalding is a major sports equipment manufacturing company located in Jefferson, Iowa owned by Spalding; a division of Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., & leading international basic apparel company.


We currently have an opening for a Sewing Machine Operator. This position performs sewing functions in the Fabric building to assist in the production of finished goods.


This is a full time, first shift position with excellent benefits and a pay range of $16.89 - $18.89 per hour.


AAI is the official supplier and partner to USA Gymnastics and the NCAA, as well as a proud partner with the Federation Internationale De Gymnastique (FIG).

Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world. As the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA since 2009, this makes them one of the most well-known brands in the industry.

Our Jefferson, Iowa facility has been in operation and supporting our local community since 1954.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Select appropriate materials according to prints; set up and operate sewing machine. 
  • Assist with moving large or heavy mats as needed. 
  • Assist with training new employees, perform yearly inventory and maintain a clean and safe workstation. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor 
  • Report problems with raw goods, finished goods or machine defects to Lead Person or Supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be capable of writing, recording, and understanding measurements
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume
  • Ability to apply understanding to carry out instructions finished in written, verbal or in diagram form
  • Ability to read and follow engineering drawings

Minimum Job Experience Required

  • One to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination
  • Prior sewing experience preferred, but not required

Company Information

We offer competitive pay & benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, & disability insurance, vacation, holidays and 401k.


We are committed to creating a workplace where everyone is treated with respect and empowered to contribute equally. We want to foster a culture of belonging for all employees, and we are focused on attracting, retaining, and developing diverse talent. We believe our differences make us stronger, and for this reason, we are committed to diversity and inclusion practices in our organization


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.


EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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