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Shaw Industries Inc Production Associate Level I - 2nd and 3rd shift in Cartersville, Georgia

Job Title

Production Associate Level I - 2nd and 3rd shift

Position Overview

Production Associate Level I – 2nd and 3rd Shift

Shaw Industries is looking to hire and train associates who will play an important role in our manufacturing and distribution activities. As a Production Associate, you will learn and grow your skills and capabilities which will set you up for future advancement within the organization. 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.

Below are just some of the positions that you will be considered for when you apply for this job posting.

Creeler – This production associate places yarn cones onto holders (creels) to feed yarn into carpet manufacturing (tufting) machines. No experience is required.

Tufting Operator – This production associate runs the carpet manufacturing machines (tufting), ensures high quality carpet production, and ensures a safe work environment. No experience is required.

Compounding Operator – This production associate runs machines to help convert pellets or chips into usable fibers or strands that make up the carpets we produce. No experience is required.

Tile Reclaim Operator – This production associate operates and troubleshoots machines that sort and separate carpet scrap to support the recycling of materials. No experience is required.

Lift Truck Operator – This production and distribution associate will learn to operate various forklifts, lift trucks, and other material handling vehicles to support shipping, receiving, and manufacturing activities. No experience is required.


Each role has different lifting, reach, and physical movement requirements. Typical requirements include the ability to bend, stoop, reach, pull, and push repetitively.

May need to climb ladders and stairs depending on the position.

Must be able to lift a minimum of 15lbs.

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.

Level I Production Associate (Plant 15/13/12)

Position overview:

We’re a company leading the future of manufacturing, and our multi-brand strategy supports a culture of innovation, even after 50 years of success. In this role, candidates gain diverse work experience and exposure to multiple areas of manufacturing. We’re looking for someone who is ambitious, interested in learning various skills, and an excellent problem solver.

What you’ll be doing:

Candidate will be hired into a team system where he/she will be required to learn different manufacturing job functions/skill blocks. Positions available in various manufacturing departments including:


Tile Cutting



Elutriation (Tile Reclaim)


MHT/BST (Lift Truck Operator)

Average annual earnings of entry-level associates is more than $38,000, with growth opportunities to earn $44,000+ annually.

Located in Cartersville, GA, positions are available on 2nd and 3rd shift only.

Job Requirements:

Ability to lift a minimum of 15 lbs repetitively

Ability to bend, stoop, reach, pull, and push repetitively

Standing and walking 

Ability to climb ladders and stairs


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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