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Cutting Room - Spreader » Seattle, WA

 In 1897 C.C. Filson began outfitting prospectors headed for the Gold Rush with tools and apparel strong enough for the toughest spots on earth. More than 100 years later, Filson remains committed to providing pioneers of all fields around the world with unfailing goods made from the highest quality materials available.

Filson recognizes that it takes a world-class team to make a world-class product. As we build on the Filson legacy of American craftsmanship, we are looking for individuals who share our dedication to innovation, excellence, and superior customer service.
Cutting Room - Spreader
The Cutting Room Spreader works closely with the Cutter to ensure that the rest of the Production Team has the materials they need to construct and finish luggage and garments.
a. Secure fabrics so cuts can be spread;
b. Make sure it is the correct type, weight and color as specified on the "Cut Order";
c. Load fabrics to the spreader by hand or hoist; and
d. Verify that marker being used is the proper marker for the fabric width being used.
a. Mark flaws, holes, threads, shades, etc.; and
b. Ensure that the next piece is immediately ready for the Cutter. 
a. Records the Roll Number and other information for each job.
a. Responsible for sweeping up and keeping fabric well organized and neat around hoist end of the Cutting Room; and
b. Maintain and repair Spreading equipment and alert Supervisor when new parts are needed.
Note:     This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive.  Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


  • Experience in luggage/garment manufacturing  
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Experience using a PC
  • Experience in using and operating industrial manufacturing equipment
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to communicate and understand English -- Multi-Lingual in Cantonese, Vietnamese or Mandarin a plus
  • Safety oriented
  • Team player
  • Willingness and able to learn new things
  • Self-motivated
  • Basic math skills
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met of any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform those essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
  • Regularly sit or stand for 8 hour shifts
  • Use hands and fingers to work cutting tools, trimmers, and industrial machinery
  • Use hands, fingers, and arms to lift, squeeze, pinch, grab products/items/supplies
  • Ability to read, write, and calculate numbers
  • Reach up, across, or down to retrieve products and supplies
  • See, talk, and hear
  • Occasionally required to sit and walk
  • Occasionally required to move or lift up to 100 pounds with use of hand truck and hoist
  • Ability to climb steps to reach spreading machine
  • Carry products throughout facility to workspace
Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to view small details within 2 feet to inspect quality of products coming through cutting room.
Filson is an equal opportunity employer.  We believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings which are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy that all decisions involving any aspect of the employment relationship will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, veteran and military status, genetic information, political ideology or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.  Discrimina­tion and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally incon­sistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated.

With regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, the company offers what the law refers to as "reasonable accommodation" to enable a person to perform his or her job.

Seattle, Washington

Affectionately known as the "Emerald City", Seattle offers the best in combining a cosmopolitan vibe with a stunning natural backdrop that includes mountains, water, and lush greenery. There is something for everyone - theatre, boating, snow and water skiing, the symphony, gardens, bike paths, technology, micro breweries, fine dining, vibrant neighborhoods, hiking, shopping, fishing, outdoor festivals, and world class markets. Whatever you like, you can do it in Seattle and surrounding areas. Seattle offers all 4 seasons with its oceanic climate - typically not too hot or too cold. With a rainy reputation, it is surprising to note that Seattle typically gets less rain than Boston, New York, or Atlanta. We love our coffee, our ethnic and cultural diversity, and the natural beauty of the area. We are proud to call Seattle home since 1897.

Our Guarantee for Over 100 Years Has Never Changed

"We guarantee every item purchased from us. No more, no less. Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction." — Clinton C. Filson, 1897

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