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Shaw Industries Inc Plant 12 Reliability Tech B/C/D in Cartersville, Georgia

Job Title

Plant 12 Reliability Tech B/C/D

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is looking to hire and train Reliability Tech B/C/D who will play an important role in the manufactur e and distribution of a variety of flooring solutions for our residential and commercial customers. We are looking for individuals who are motivated, interested in learning various skills, and who enjoy problem solving.

We are currently looking to fill 2nd shift openings. No prior manufacturing experience is necessary. Training is provided for all entry-level roles.

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.


Execution of assigned tasks and d uties with a focus on:

Safe work practices.

High quality, precision work with a customer service orientation in support of “Great Products & Service”.

Adherence to standards and best practice applications acquired through training and work experience.

Grow in knowledge of maintenance practices and equipment performance, understanding their impact on manufacturing processes and business objectives.

Provide feedback on job assignment needs and improvement opportunities with peers and leadership.

Be able to log 70% of your working hours into the sharp system.

Depending on experience this job could be a Tech B, Tech C or a Tech D


Maintain manufacturing process and support equipment to the highest, reasonable performance levels to include mechanical systems including, but not limited to:

Power transmission components - bearings, pulleys/sheaves, shafts/rollers, couplings, sprockets, chains, belts, motors, and gearboxes.

Conveyance systems – product/process related, as well as those tied to utilities such as steam, water, air, electricity, etc. which could include pumps, piping, etc.

Mechanical control systems - including related hydraulic & pneumatic elements.

Troubleshoot and execute repairs of equipment causing or contributing to safety, quality, d owntime/productivity opportunities, and issues.

Communicate findings, identifying potential causes, and correction steps to operations and maintenance leadership.

Execute and provide feedback on proactive maintenance plans on assigned equipment to include:

Preventive Maintenance (PM) - inspection & measurement of equipment components for proper function, including replacement of components on pre- d efined schedules and lubrication.

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) – inspection and measurement of equipment performance applying Infrared Thermography, collection of oil samples for outside analysis, and basic ultrasound measurement with audible evaluation.

Condition Maintenance (CM) – repair and replacement of components identified as requiring attention through PM & PdM activities, including influence in the d evelopment of d etailed job plans.

Execute assigned or scheduled work orders in support of projects and process improvement (PI) efforts identified as critical to business objectives.

Mentor Reliability Tech s C & D in the d evelopment of needed skills, while continuing to strengthen personal skills through assisting Reliability Tech A’s and Leads in the installation and removal of general mechanical systems.


Previous Tufting Tech experience preferred.

Safety practices - LOTO, Confined Space, PPE, Hot Work, PIT, Fall Protection, Hoisting & Rigging, and Hoisting & Rigging.

Calculator and Computer application – work order d ocumentation, parts requisitioning.

Measurement units, tech niques, and application of appropriate tools.

Math skills to include.


Application of formulas such as area, volume, etc.

Conversion of measurement units.

Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics and make simple sketches.

Identification and selection of proper tools focused on the selection of the right tool for work assignment application.

Selection and d evelopment of lubrication schedules, including application methods and systems.

Power transmission system and component removal and installation tech niques and procedures.

Plumbing/piping conveyance system and component removal and installation tech niques and procedures.

Precision alignment tech niques for d irect-coupled elements, including laser alignment.

Basic fabrication skills including knowledge of welding and cutting tech niques and tools.

Intermediate troubleshooting tech niques of mechanical systems, understanding electrical interactions.

Common cause failure modes and correction of in mechanical systems.

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 out-punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts PM

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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