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Under direction in a State institution, to perform the skilled tasks in making and repairing clothing and linen; to instruct and supervise employees and helpers from the resident population; may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and do other related work.
Cuts, sews, fits, and finishes dresses, gowns, uniforms, sheets, curtains, draperies and other articles; alters, repairs, condemns, and replaces articles of clothing and linen; instructs and supervises employees and helpers from the resident population in sewing methods and machine operations; drafts and cuts patterns, keeps records of materials received and of completed articles delivered; prepares estimates of materials and sewing supplies; operates a single-or double-needle power-driven sewing machine, electric cloth cutting machine, and other equipment used in the sewing and repairing of cloth articles.
One year of experience performing the duties of an Assistant Seamer in the California state service.
Experience: Two years of employment as a seamer or seamstress in production or commercial sewing.
Knowledge of: Methods, materials, and equipment used in making, altering, and repairing garments and cloth articles; operating power sewing machines and related special equipment; principles of effective supervision and instructing and supervising employees and helpers from the resident population.
Ability to: Operate power sewing machines and related special equipment; draft and cut patterns; instruct and supervise employees and helpers from the resident population; make minor adjustments on a power sewing machine and other equipment; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; keep records and prepare reports; read and write at a level appropriate to the classification.
Sympathetic understanding of and willingness to work with the resident population of a State institution and personal cleanliness.