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Shaw Industries Inc Technical Engineer in Aiken, South Carolina

Job Title

Technical Engineer

Position Overview

The Technical Engineer primarily drives new product/new equipment development efforts as well as continuous improvement initiatives within the production process.


  • Analyze process and performance parameters to improve product efficiency and output. Must be able to set up systems to collect and analyze data as well as implement data-driven solutions.

  • Manage the implementation of any process changes.

  • Develop processing parameters for new products

  • Develop quality specs for all new products.

  • Managing and/or assisting Technical Manager with new developmental projects.

  • Investigate processing and quality problems and implement data-driven solutions.

  • Assist and lead Lean/Kaizen/Six Sigma process and projects.

  • Set-up, coordinate, and monitor SYR (sample yarn run) trials; Also manage the SYR System

  • Lead, assist, and/or support continuous quality improvement efforts.

  • Provide engineering and troubleshooting support to all departments as needed.

  • Act as a resource of technical knowledge about the process for other plant departments

  • Comply with procedures found in SMS and Job Requirement Books.

  • Perform all job duties using safe work methods.

  • Comply with Corporate Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy.

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

  • Effectively communicate and help enforce department standards for associates.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by Department Manager as needed


  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Innovate

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Demonstrate Good Judgment


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Engineering

  • Must possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Must be able to work holidays, weekends and overtime as needed. Ability to travel as needed (5-10% travel estimated)


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

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.