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Shaw Industries Inc Enterprise Excellence Engineer in Bainbridge, Georgia

Job Title

Enterprise Excellence Engineer

Position Overview

Responsible for leading continuous improvement projects and the training, coaching and mentoring of continuous improvement resources for Plant 70/86 in Bainbridge, GA . This position will report directly to the Plant 70/86 Plant Manager with dotted line reporting to the SS MFG Continuous Improvement Leader.

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.



  • This position assists in planning activities to assure project deliverables and other work are produced timely and outcomes are achieved in accordance with established protocols and procedures. The CI Engineer will also facilitate assigned team activities such as team meetings, kaizen events, and project deliverables.

  • Expert consultant to project teams and plant management on program decisions, strategy, design, and analysis methods, and if needed, leads investigation (with collaboration from internal and/or external experts) to support pro cess improvement efforts .

  • Investigate and innovate with new technologies that promote Continuous Improvement behaviors, eliminate waste, and improve efficiency. Work closely and collaboratively with teams.

  • Provides thought leadership and participates in division process improvement programs.


  • This position will help grow revenue and profitability by improving quality and lead times that will add value for our customers . This position is accountable for improvements in associate engagement, safety, quality, delivery, inventory, and productivity. Manage and lead multiple projects from inception to sustained implementation – including but not limited to “just do it’s”, capital expense, and others type of projects utilizing operational excellence tools such as lean, six sigma, TPM, standard work, time studies, root cause analysis, benchmarking, ergonomic assessments, etc.


  • Responsible for attracting, retaining and growth of the manufacturing level process improvement resources .

  • Oversee the growth and development of continuous improvement trainees at all levels across the division

  • Highly involved in increasing the engagement of our associates across the division

  • Have superior leadership abilities; able to develop and establish long-term relationships

  • Demonstrate and maintain clear, effective written and verbal communications at the individual and divisional level – maintain transparency and clarity of the business plan, short term initiatives, and how individual employees support each.

    Drive Results

  • Document activities and develop feedback report to communicate project outcomes and/or findings and activities to collaborators and other involved.


  • Bachelor’s degree required with additional training, experience, and demonstrated capability. IE/Accounting degrees preferred.

  • This position must have a passion for a continuous improvement culture; have the presence and leadership required to enact plant and divisional change; be approachable yet demanding; possess exceptional ability to coach internal and external teams.

  • Proven extensive use of Kaizen, Leader Standard Work and Standard Work, 5S tools.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills with attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to work on several projects simultaneously and under tight schedules.

  • Knowledge of data collection and interpretation; blackbelt preferred

  • Experience in project management, associated principles, and tools are preferred.

  • Tenacity to accomplish tasks, follow-through, and meet deadlines.

  • Leads change management efforts to ensure seamless, flawless execution and engage support from divisional leadership to the process level.

  • Partners with key stakeholders to develop detailed, comprehensive execution strategies and plans.

  • Develops and supports productive relationships with business partners .

  • Time study application and financial accumen experience preferred.


  • Drive Results

  • Plan & Organize

  • Influence Others

  • Coach & Develop

  • Build Trusting Relationships

Shaw benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance and Pet 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

  • Gym membership discounts

  • 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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