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Shaw Industries Inc Heatset Department Manager in Aiken, South Carolina

Job Title

Heatset Department Manager

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is looking for a Department Manager to oversee all Heatset operations within the Aiken, SC facility. The candidate should have a passion for people, safety, and quality, and a drive to continuously improve and create results within their team. This leader will impact day to day operations within the department as well as steer the long term success for the facility and customer.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and is a global leader in delivering carpet, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. We are committed to creating a better future for our customers, our people, our company, and our communities.


  • Drive efforts to reach a high standard for safety, quality, and productivity on a daily basis within the department.

  • Assure production activities are in compliance with company policies and procedures to include environmental and safety compliance.

  • Directly empower all team members and support associates to achieve personal, plant and company goals.

  • Foster collaborative relationships with business partners in Lean Enterprise, Human Resources, Plant Maintenance, Quality, Technical Groups for Continuous Process Improvements, Cost and Product Development efforts.

  • Monitor Heatset production flow and assist in the schedule of yarn throughout the plant.

  • Provide direction for each supervisor within the department and provide them with the training and proper tools to do their jobs.

  • Audit systems to identify target areas that need improvement.

  • Maintain a system of cost controls within the department including: Safety, Absenteeism, Turnover, Waste, Labor Cost, Maintenance, Repair Cost, Machine efficiency and Non Conformances.

  • Assist Plant Manager and their Management Team in maintaining Customer/Supplier relationships.

  • Assist in developing Process Specifications for all processes within the Heatset Departments and implementing them.

  • Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures for all jobs within the department.

  • Attend all meetings required to insure proper communication and continued improvement in department processes.

  • Work with Quality Assurance Manager and Lab Technicians to correct Non Conformances. Assure Twisted yarn meets customer requirements.

    Required Competencies:

  • Drive Results

  • Facilitate Change

  • Build a Successful Team

  • Coach and Support


  • 4 year Bachelor's Degree preferred, High school diploma or higher required

  • 2+ years management experience (Process Engineer, Supervisor or Department Manager) in a manufacturing environment.

  • Passion and track record of achieving results

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with all levels of associates.

  • Proven ability to improve processes and cost reduction initiatives

  • Proven ability to establish/maintain/drive positive associate relations.

  • Experience with continuous manufacturing processes.

Shaw benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health savings account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Parental Leave

  • 401K and Retirement Plans

  • Product discounts for employees

  • Adoption assistance

  • Shaw Family Health Center (Dalton, GA, and Cartersville, GA, locations)

  • And much more.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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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