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Shaw Industries Inc Lift Truck Operator - 2nd & 3rd Shift in Adairsville, Georgia

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Lift Truck Operator - 2nd & 3rd Shift

Position Overview

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Lift Truck Operator for one of Shaw’s newest manufacturing plants located in Adairsville, GA. The purpose of this position is to ensure the safe transport of materials throughout the yarn warehouse and plant.

The new Adairsville, GA Plant, T1, manufactures carpet tile and is an integral part of the carpet tile business. Plant T1 operates a team-based system where associates are proficient at multiple jobs and rotate through them. Team members set goals and work together to achieve them. Teams also balance customer, business, and individual goals. Positions are available on 2nd and 3rd shift.


Unload packaged yarn freight from inbound shipments to the storage location(s) within the warehouse.Move materials from storage locations to Work in Progress (WIP) areas or other assigned areas.Daily completion of lift truck check sheets.Remove, collect and properly dispose of shipping materials including pallets, straps, cardboard, and bolsters.Strap and package finished goods and work in process (WIP) as needed.Assist with performing inventory cycle counts as needed.Changing the lift truck or other Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) batteries as needed.Assist in keeping the entire facility clean.Performing the duties of other LTO’s when necessary. Maintain a neat and orderly workspace.Expected to serve as a member of a team, attend and actively participate in meetings (could be before or after the shift) and work toward team goals.Participate in team building activities as planned.Provide respectful feedback to team members as necessary.Expected to ‘flow to work’ to service customers and business needs.Gain and maintain all necessary skills to perform jobs as assigned.Attend all training classes as scheduled for individual and team development.Safely complete other assigned duties as needed.


The ability communicates in English is essential.Pass a color blindness and vision test.Safely operate a lift truck once trained.Complete yearly LTO recertification program.Comply with all required OSHA, SAFE, and plant-specific safety rules and regulations.


Previous experience operating powered industrial machinery for 12+ months.



Work Shift

8 hour, night shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we might determine the need to postpone in-person interviews to ensure the health and safety of our associates, candidates, and the community. In this case, we can accommodate with a phone or video interview, and will schedule an in-person interview for a later date. The method by which you interview does not impact your standing as a candidate for this position.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex , COREtec , Patcraft , Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit .

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