Production Associate

Thank you, miigwech for your interest! We really value our employees and we believe in building a strong community culture.


We are seeking a detail-oriented and efficient Fabric Cutter / Production Associate to join our production team. As an integral part of our team, the Fabric Cutter / Production Associate will be responsible for tracing and cutting the raw material of all our products. This is a critical factor in the success of our daily operations, as quality is an important value to us and this starts with the precision of our production clerks.  You will be required to use a variety of industrial machines to help with bulk work.. The ideal candidate will be meticulous, manual, and a good team player, with a passion for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and  an appreciation for Indigenous arts and cultures.


At MINI TIPI, you will join a team of passionate and talented individuals, making a meaningful impact. We prioritize work-life balance and your well-being, supporting the 'right to disconnect.' Enjoy Fridays ending at 2pm, a 50% product discount, VRSP plan, and benefits. Join us for a fulfilling career with a balanced lifestyle.

 A typical day at MINI TIPI involves:

  • Take out the rolls of fabric and set up the items required for cutting
  • Tracing and cutting fabrics for production
  • Following safe work procedures and standards
  • Properly preparing products before entering the sewing room
  • Ensuring the cleanliness of the department
  • Labeling finished products for sale
  • Ensuring MINI TIPI’s quality standards are followed and raw material is screened properly
  • Following instructions given by the Production Coordinator
  • Lifting and moving products and rolls of fabric (up to 50lb)
  • Safely using electric cutting tools
  • Following the daily plan for mapping and cutting procedures
  • Documenting the inventory for daily quotas
  • Calculating the layers required to produce the quantity of products for the sales team.
  • Effectively and efficiently meeting deadlines set by team
  • Compiling and storing fabrics in an organized manner
  • Analyzing pattern placement to best utilize the fabric use and waste
  • Performing repetitive tasks independently
  • Meeting individual daily quotas

We are looking for someone with : 

  • Metric knowledge
  • Excellent time management skills and punctuality
  • Manual dexterity and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to follow instructions
  • Good physical condition to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Autonomy and organization
  • Knowledge of patterns and use of cutting tools
  • Good hand to eye coordination
  • A steady, accurate hand, for cutting
  • A good understanding of textile characteristics
  • Work quickly and under pressure
  • Team spirit and open-mindedness

 What we offer our employees : 

  • Competitive salary with annual review
  • Monday to Friday work weeks
  • Work week ending at 2pm on Fridays
  • Parking available at our Aylmer location
  • Additional paid holiday (Easter Monday)
  • Monthly meetings with team building activity
  • 50% discount on products for all personal purchases for employees
  • Voluntary retirement savings plan (VRSP), with employer contribution after 1 year
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Proud to produce locally designed and manufactured product
  • Involvement in the community
  • Bright, clean and fun work environment

How to Apply:

If you're ready to be part of a dynamic team that is making a positive impact, we invite you to submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your skills, experiences, and why you're interested in joining MINI TIPI to We look forward to hearing from you!