Full Time Industrial Sewing Machine Operator/Seamstress

Position Title:

Full Time Industrial Sewing Machine Operator/Seamstress  

Payment Type: Hourly

Hours: Full Time 40 hours a week

Wage: according to demonstrated skill and experience 

Benefits: Health care stipend, PTO, Paid Sick Time

Seattle-Area inquiries preferred


  • Proficiency on industrial sewing machines including walking foot, needle feed, bar tack, and cylinder arm sewing machines.
  • Competence with setting tools
  • Accurate and quick-paced work
  • Previous experience with sewn goods manufacturing is mandatory, hobby sewing does not qualify
  • Confidence with pack textiles and heavy duty materials
  • Must speak English 


  • Production Sewing 
  • Use of electrical rotary sheers, pneumatic grommet press, drills, and industrial walking foot sewing machines.

This is not a line-work position. Individuals assemble panels and parts, and make single products from start to finish. 

We are looking for a fast and focused individual to join our production team. We are a highly goal oriented sewing team that values diligence, efficiency and collaborative spirit. Our sewing and pay structure is not per piece, and thus requires highly motivated drive.

Three month trial period before long-term hire.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to ilana@builtbyswift.com


Always seeking

Experienced Contract/Part Time Sewing Machine Operators

Please contact us with inquiries!


About Swift Industries

Swift Industries designs and manufactures bicycle bags in-house. Our product is acknowledged for its high quality and accurate sewing, and we take great pride in every product that moves through our doors.

We operate in a small studio-factory in Pioneer Square, and are a team of six people.

Steady part time or full time work may be available after contract terminates.


Please email all employment inquiries to ilana Holmes, Production Manager,


Include a resume and three professional references.



Internship hours: 16-30 hrs/wk

Swift Industries Internships can qualify as school credit according to your educational institutions’ guidelines

Interns must be able to demonstrate an interest and understanding of Swift Industries’ cultural niche within the cycling and outdoor industries.

An internship position at Swift Industries is a critical opportunity to develop your skills with a thriving brand. We are looking for individuals who are focused, collaborative, and punctual. Interns can expect to be treated the same as our employees and are an integral part of our production team. We expect timeliness and focus at work, and we’re not into flakey people. Show up on time, roll up your sleeves, and we’ll get the job done! We love a fast-paced and focused work environment, expect dogs in the studio.

Internship Categories

2017 Summer Sewing Manufacturing Internship

Why a hands-on manufacturing internship? Your career goals in soft goods development and design will be elevated by first-hand experience on the production floor. Experience and understanding of the critical efficiency flow needed to manufacture a product is a tremendous addition to your portfolio as you build your career, and is mostly overlooked or thought of as separate from product development process. It is the skill that bridges your comprehensive understanding across product development, financial, and operations departments in a company.



2017 Summer Branding and Marketing Internship

Gain hands on experience building and broadcasting an emerging company’s brand voice.

A branding and marketing internship will include applying skills in

Email Marketing

Social Media Management

Campaign Management

Marketing Coordination

This is a thriving time for brand management in small business, and culture is one of our favorite things at Swift Industries. We have built our name as a highly influential generator of culture through excellent product design and high quality workmanship. Join us for a summer internship to flex your creative muscles and gain hands on experience within a small and vibrant company.


How to apply for internships

Please apply for the a Swift Industries internship by emailing info@builtbyswift.com, subject “Internship”

We ask for a cover letter, a portfolio of your work, and a clear list of your goals from an internship at Swift Industries.