MSA Safety

Production Associate - 1st Shift (Monday - Friday from 6:00 am - 2:30 pm)

Job Location(s) US-NH-Pittsfield
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/6/2021 4:31 PM)
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Operational Excellence
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For more than 100 years, our passionate mission of safety empowers us to protect lives.  Globe invented Fire Fighter Protective Clothing / Turn Out Gear / Fire Suits over 137 years ago and we are proud to protect those on the front line today!


MSA Safety is a global leader in the development of safety equipment and pioneering technology that helps protect people and facility infrastructures around the world.  We are committed to providing the latest in innovative, best-in-class safety solutions that feature integrated systems capability and allow our customers to return safely to their families and friends.


Every day our customers place their lives in our hands. In response, we provide them with protection they can trust. It is gratifying to lead the way as a source of inspiration.  Would you like to join our team of more than 5,000 employees world-wide dedicated to this purpose?  We hope so.


Now hiring for Production Associates to join our team performing sewing  and non-sewing operations as we convert specialty cut fabric into high quality turnout gear.  The hours are 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday thru Thursday and 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM on Friday Friday and OT every other Saturday from 6:00 AM - 11:00AM. 


If you enjoy a fast paced work environment, have strong attention to detail, and are interested in joining our mission to protect those who protect us and focus on quality - apply today!  Candidates who have machine operation, stitching/sewing machine operation, crafting and hand assembly skills are encouraged to apply.  Training will be provided.


Production Associates are needed for the following areas:

  • Stitching (Sewing Operators)

Utilize a variety of industrial single needle, double needle and programmable machines to stitch one of over 100 operations needed to complete the turnout gear shell or liner. Every operator is responsible for the quality of their work and is expected to support their departmental team by learning at least two additional operations.

  • Machine Operator roles (Snapping, Seam Seal, Automated Stitching, Trim)
  • Material preparation, Labelling, Inspection, Matching and Final packaging.


Special knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Able to speak, read and write English
  • Have basic knowledge of computers or tablets
  • Sewing Operators must be able to sit for full shift
  • Non-Sewing Operators must be able to stand/walk for full shift
  • Able to assist in team lifting of approximately 30 pounds
  • Strong organization skills and high attention to detail
  • Previous experience in Quality Control and Inspection desirable




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