Sewing Machinist

Suva - Nabua, Fiji
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
AD 285/16
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date    



The Appointee will be responsible to Director, National Training & Productivity Centre through Deputy Director EMHS, and will be required to sew and produce quality garments as assigned following patterns or as instructed.
The patterns and instructions are liable to change with each project.


Appointee will be responsible for:
i.    Stitching together full garments or fabric products by following a pattern or instruction.
ii.    Feeding garment or textile sections through the machine
iii.    Checking that finished work matches pattern instructions
iv.    Carrying out basic maintenance, such as cleaning and oiling machines
v.    Following health and safety guidelines.
vi.    Changing machine settings for different jobs
vii.   Maintain an inventory of materials, tools and supplies.
iii.    Resolve problems and imperfections.
ix.    Keep a record of defective materials and finished products.
x.    Using fabric cutter to cut and trim a variety of manufactured items
xi. Good practical skills to use machinery and assemble products xii. The ability to follow written plans
iii.    The ability to work quickly and accurately, working to deadlines
iv.    Attention to detail and concern for quality
xv.   The ability to work in a team and alone
vi.    Willingness to work flexible hours
vii.   Concentration skills to work for long periods on repetitive tasks.
iii.    Be able to work with patterns.
ix. Able to use fabric cutter xx. Good organization skills
xi.    The ability to operate different types of sewing machine
xii.   Competent in fixing problems, relating to machinery and stitching


Certificate in sewing and cutting with 2 years Industrial Experience, OR10 years of industry experience in Handling/Operating of different types of machines. Must have good oral and written English skills, in order to read instructions and communicate within a team. Well presented


An attractive salary commensurate with qualifications and abilities would be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Applications must be submitted online using the University’s online job applications system which can be accessed at this address: 

Incomplete applications will not be considered, therefore your submission as a complete application must include:

  • Cover letter with Job Ref. No. and Position
  • Detailed CV with at least contacts of 3 referees
  • Certified academic credentials & transcripts

Should you have any queries, please email on: 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by Fiji National University, then your application has not been successful.

College/Division  NTPC
Department  Department of Fashion & Design
Location  Suva - Nabua
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