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About Us

New Zealand Merchants has been in business since the 1940s. Today the company is a leading textile and soft furnishings wholesaler and supplier of custom-made curtains manufactured in our state-of-the-art automated workroom. Supplying to both major retailers and independents, we produce a number of household brand names that New Zealander’s know and love.

About the Role

Our Albany curtain and blind manufacturing site is looking for people to fill the following 2 roles in their production team. (Monday - Friday, 2.30pm-11pm).

1. Pleater and Finisher

2. Fabric Machinist

Each role will have its own area of work, but will include the following key tasks:

  • Pleating curtains on our automated pleating machine
  • Sewing the side seams and bottom hems of curtains
  • Measuring and quality control of all curtains
  • Hand sewing, and finishing bottom hems
  • Hooking curtains, and trimming threads
  • Steam pressing
  • Stitching top tape to curtains
  • Blind hemming roman blind side seams
  • Packing curtains into plastic sleeves ready for shipping
  • Quality control of all curtains
  • Reading and understanding worksheets and tickets ensuring attention to detail
  • Being confident using conveyor belt sewing machines and zippy guides
  • Picking up flawed fabric
  • Attaching tape and buckram

About you

Experience with curtains and curtain/blind making, or fabric handling is useful, but FULL TRAINING is provided. You’ll be able to tick the following:

  • Great eye for detail and creates high quality work
  • Willing to learn, and reliable
  • Able to work from 2.30pm to 11pm, Monday to Friday
  • Reads and understands English well (workroom tickets have special instructions on them)
  • Able to follow process accurately
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Positive attitude
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Confident using basic touchscreen programs
  • Able to move around on your feet while working
  • Good with adding numbers


If this position sounds like you, then please apply via Seek. Include your CV, plus a short cover letter stating why you would be great for this job and your reasons for applying.

This role is being managed by HR associate on behalf of NZ Merchants.

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