Textiles Machinist

Textiles Machinist

Unaffected by the current economic conditions, at GDS we need to grow our capability to execute current and upcoming projects. These projects enable us to provide long term career growth, security and stability to our team.

To enable the seamless delivery of our projects, we require Textiles Machinists to join our South Nowra team. To be successful in this role, you will need to operate industrial machines and equipment to assemble or repair canvas and PVC components using technical drawings and instructions.

Operating under the Alkath Group, GDS is a family-owned and operated business. Under the surface,   over and above all the functions and positions, our company has something special. Something that you can’t always put words too, we aim to draw you in with our reason for existing.

At the heart of everything we do, is our purpose, “We exist to create solutions to keep everyone safe”.  Our vision is a world where the safety and wellbeing of others is a priority and continually improved through innovation and meaningful solutions. Every day, working for Global Defence Solutions, you know that you are contributing to keeping people safe.

I am the Operations supervisor at GDS, and my job includes supervising two workshops; managing canvas production, R & O projects, manufacturing product, container fit-outs, R & D projects as well as delivering the smaller projects. We work at implementing work efficiencies in the workshop to everchanging priorities.

 I love my job, and I love coming to work each day, the diversity of my job, being kept on my toes every single day in the fast-paced environment of my position, I enjoy the challenges of meeting deadlines and delivering quality products. I do not live the same day twice and the fact of it being impossible for me to ever be bored at work, the days go fast, and each one is fulfilled.

 There is a family vibe here, one that really cares about each and every one of us, offering them opportunities to pursue a career path where our strengths are utilised whilst having the opportunity to strengthen our weaknesses, without losing who we are. Using life experiences to expand opportunities with everything we bring to the table, every opinion and idea is important and does matter, I always feel appreciated for the work that I do.

 The Company Vision of “Keeping People Safe” is definitely something worth working towards.

 Being reminded that we work to live and not the other way around is an important value of everyday work life, we all have family/personal lives that are acknowledged and sympathized where necessary.

Due to an increase in demand for canvas and soft shelter products, we need to increase our resources in the Textiles Workshop. This position will work alongside the existing Textiles Machinists within the business.

This role requires someone who can effectively use industrial machines to manufacture canvas.

Duties will include:

  • Manufacture textile parts and components maintaining accuracy and quality to the specifications required
  • Take measurements and mark materials for cutting or shaping
  • Plan the sequence of necessary actions for the completion of projects
  • Monitor output to ensure consistency with specifications with minimal defects
  • Be a valuable member and contributor to the textile tea

You can obtain a complete position description here.

Before applying for this position, we ask that review the following criteria to ensure that your skills align with the requirements of the role:

  • Prior experience with machine tools and industrial sewing machines
  • Experience with frequency welders
  • Knowledge in the operation of CNC Plotters, or a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated high-quality workmanship
  • Ability to read engineering drawings and instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve machinery problems to minimise manufacturing interruptions
  • An innovative problem solver
  • A drive to deliver quality whilst meeting deadlines
  • Exceptional attention to detail

If you feel you have the right skills and are looking for a workplace where you can be a part of something bigger. A workplace where you know that you contribute to keeping people safe every day, we would love to hear from you.

You will need to send a cover letter along with your resume addressing the role criteria, located in the previous tab, letting us know why you are the right person for this position. Please address all applications to:

Natalie Atkin – KardiaHR
 02 4408 3509

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