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L.N. Curtis & sons PPE Technician/Sewer in Kent, Washington

ECMS IncDescription:Join our team and help serve our first responders!Pay Rate: $18 / hr.$500 Retention Bonus!ECMS specializes in the inspection, cleaning, and repair of personal protective ensembles (PPE) and ensemble elements used for structural, wildland, industrial, and aviation firefighting applications. ECMS also serves as a highly skilled resource for aftermarket alterations, modifications and accessories for PPE and ensemble elements. Providing support services for personal protective ensembles is our only business, and we take great pride in doing it well.About the PositionWe are looking for a versatile, motivated PPE Technician/Sewer. This dual role has two main areas of responsibility: 1) processing & inspecting PPE elements (including data entry and shipping/receiving); and 2) repair, altering, and adding accessory items to PPE elements.What You'll Be Doing• Perform repairs and alterations, and add accessory items to personal protective ensemble elements.• Contribute to the production of finished goods such as letter patches, hose straps, shrouds, gear bags and other items.• Follow established patterns and specifications, as well as create new patterns and specifications as necessary.• Alter sizing on uniforms.• Learn NFPA 1851 and other industry standards and how they relate to our processes and procedures.• Data entry including, but not limited to element information, order entry, work performed, customer information, shipping details, etc.• Sort, organize, inspect and launder personal protective ensemble elements.• Assist with material inventory counts, shipping, and receiving.• Use handheld hardware and tools as necessary.• Operate company vehicles for pickup and delivery functions.Requirements:Must Have Skills• Strong sewing ability.• Professional experience with heavy fabric and hardware.• Professional data entry experience.• Ability to lift and handle 50 pounds.• Must be able to speak, read, type, write and comprehend English.• English fluencyMust Have Soft Skills• Strong work ethic with proven attention to detail.• Willingness to learn and be flexible.• Demonstrated good judgement and a high degree of integrity.• Self-starter with willingness to do whatever is necessary to support the team.Nice to Have• Experience with various industrial sewing machines.• Experience with pattern creation.• Shipping and receiving.• Inspection and laundering of clothing.• Pattern reading.• Industrial stitching skills using, walking-foot, industrial style, sewing equipment is instrumental to the success of this role.Work PerksWe currently offer a generous benefit package to all of our regular full-time employees, which includes:• Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance• Long Term Disability and Life Insurance• Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – health and dependent care• 401(k) retirement plan• Commuter benefits• Wellness plan• Performance-based profit sharing programAbout UsECMS operates six service centers in the Western United States: Henderson, NV; Dublin, CA; Santa Fe Springs, CA; Kent, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; and Phoenix, AZ. Visit our website for more information: Curtis & sons, ECMS and Firefighters Bookstore are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Additionally, L.N. Curtis & sons,