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Shaw Industries Inc Tufting Operator IV - 3rd Shift in Adairsville, Georgia

Job Title

Tufting Operator IV - 3rd Shift

Position Overview


Read and interpret tufting machine diagram to ensure thread up and count is correct with requirements

Record roll numbers and lengths on Turf Roll Sheet

Run rolls with extra attention to starting and ending rolls to ensure most accurate lengths

Change machine hooks, needles and blades as needed.

Mend all styles of carpet.

Complete daily production reports at the end of each shift.

Pay close attention and inspect carpet for any defects and verify the size of the rug and width of roll matches the specifications on the work order.

Give direction to creelers and menders.

Complete an explanation of all extended down times.

General housekeeping to maintain a clean and safe work environment. - Perform all tasks associated with the creelers and menders.

Assist supervisors as needed with any additional duties.

To be responsible for the manufacturing of first quality carpet and all required elements involved in the operations of a tufting machine.


Must be able to recognize numbers.

Must have a general understanding of tufting operation procedures.

Must have creel knowledge.

Must have experience in mending.

Must have some mechanical ability.

Must be able to pass an operator/mender eye exam administered by authorized personnel.

Must be able to work in confined area for repairs on machinery (no permit required).

Must be able to hold and maneuver a mending gun weighing approximately 7-10 lbs.

Must be able to stand or walk for the majority of shift.

Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry loads of up to 25 pounds without assistance.

Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, grasp and reach frequently.

Must be able to work in industrial environment with elevated noise levels, dust, dirt, humidity and temperature variations.

Must participate in pre-shift stretching exercises.

Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and associates.

Must be able to work well under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines. Must be able to comply with all plant policies.

Must be able to read and analyze reports and information.

Must be able to work in various situations and with management.

Must be able to recognize various types of defects.

Must be able to perform tasks quickly and safely

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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