Machine Operator – Scratcher 1st Shift

Shawmut Corp.

W Bridgewater, MA



Position Summary

Runs the Scratcher in accordance with the Manufacturing Order(s) to ensure consistent high quality.


  • Determines the order of jobs and locates the proper Manufacturing Order
  • Specifies requirements i.e., brake pressure, and proper scratch bar to produce correct Moire pattern
  • Verifies correct fabric has been delivered to the appropriate machine
  • Monitors and performs quality checks on width, pattern, speed, and appearance 
  • Adjusts machine settings accordingly 
  • Recognizes problems and flags reprocessing as needed
  • Ensures the Manufacturing Order has been completed according to order specifications


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • Must have attention to detail and be organized 
  • Must possess extensive problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to work collaboratively on a team and can work independently as needed
  • Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs with assistance, and some overhead lifting required
  • Must be willing to be cross-trained for other areas when needed
  • Previous experience in a factory environment or with moving machinery helpful
  • Must be able to distinguish colors
  • Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20 within 10 feet
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed
  • Must follow Shawmut's general safety regulation and follow machine safety instructions


Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, three weeks' vacation, five sick days, ten holidays and one floating holiday.