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Shaw Industries Inc Manufacturing Supervisor in Aiken, South Carolina

Job Title

Manufacturing Supervisor

Position Overview

The Twisting Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the associates and daily production efforts within the Twisting Department.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate with outgoing supervisors on ongoing issues that need to be addressed, and work with shift associates and other supervisors to resolve them

  • Coordinate all Twister Changes (Setup, Startup, Merge Change, Walk down & Rundown according to procedures)

  • Perform special instructions left by Department Manager to be carried out on the shift if needed. This also includes communicating any information concerning Supervisor or shift employees. Check log book, mailbox, and email daily.

  • Coordinate with Extrusion and Heatset Departments to ensure proper flow of yarn through Twisting Department.

  • Meet with employees during daily pre-shift to cover safety, quality, and other information concerning Twisting Department. Ensure all employee sign off sheets are completed and turned in to Department Manager.

  • Ensure all training is completed following SMS training procedures. Evaluate training with trainers and trainees and document on training check sheets.

  • Complete any necessary change forms to transfer an employee from an assigned shift to another, to move an employee from one job to another. Inform affected employees of any changes in job assignments

  • Attempt to cover open jobs, vacations, or absences on assigned shift through use of call-ins or operators willing to cover from other shifts. Use Voluntary Assignment Form for operators covering each other's job as needed.

  • Complete Kronos and address exceptions daily.

  • Ensure the use of first quality yarn by collaborating with Supervisors, Department Managers, or Q.E. personnel.

  • If a mix is found, ensure it is handled according to procedure for mixes.

  • If nonconforming yarn is found, handle according to procedure. Have technicians repair any mechanical problems causing yarn defects.

  • Prepare to work any additional hours on other shifts as needed to work on special assignments as required by Department Manager.

  • Collect all forms from technicians daily and forward to Senior Process Engineer (Twisting).

  • Follow up on Weekly Twister P.M. Work Orders. Ensure that all forms are completed.

  • Instruct Twisting Operators to floss as needed. Heatset Supervisor will notify Twisting Supervisor as single-end contamination is first noticed in the Heatset creels.

  • Update Twisting Daily Production Sheet (TW-2200-17).

Other Duties:

  • Comply with department Work Instruction and Standard Operating Procedures found in SMS manual.

  • Perform all job duties using safe work methods.

  • Comply with corporate absenteeism and tardiness policy.

  • Complies with SAFE System and Shaw Environmental System (SES) procedures.

  • Work normally scheduled days adhering to starting and stopping times. Work overtime as needed.

  • Communicate and enforce standards and expectations for all shift associates.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Department Manager.


Must possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

Actively participate in the PRIDE and FIBER Processes (internal).

Must be able to work holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed.

Plant 78 is a tobacco-free facility.

Safety & Security Requirements:

Maintain a safe and clean work area at all times.

Report any unsafe conditions to supervision.

Report all accidents, no matter how slight, to supervision immediately.

Wear personal protective equipment at all times while in the designated areas.

Comply with all plant and department safety rules and regulations.

Training Requirements (once onboarded):

Complete the orientation training session.

Complete job requirements training as defined in the Training Program Manual.

Complete PRIDE Training.

Complete FIBER Training

Complete Management System Training.

Complete MSDS/Chemical Right To Know Training.


  • Plan & Organize

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Drive Results

  • Build Trusting Relationships

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Shaw's facility in Aiken, SC is currently undergoing a $400 million expansion effort which will create more than 300 new jobs in the region, and will support increased production output of both polymer and fiber for Shaw Industries. The facility currently employs over 600 in the greater Augusta region.

Work Shift

12 Hr rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Act Calendar, shift starts PM, days change only

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.