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Shaw Industries Inc Technical Manager in Cartersville, Georgia

Job Title

Technical Manager

Position Overview

The Plant 1G Technical Manger will manage and support the manufacturing process by developing and executing large-scale capital projects, providing technical and troubleshooting expertise, and training and developing process engineers within the facility and other supported areas.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide innovative solutions to continuously improve Shaw's equipment, processes, and cost effectiveness at Plant 1G and other supported facilities

  • Develop new processes to support new product platforms.

  • Develop enhancements to existing processes to support new product platforms or improve performance of existing product platforms.

  • Manage projects, including capital projects

  • Assemble Project teams, including gathering plant stake holders and Automation Engineering when needed.

  • Develop full-scale design concepts and layouts.

  • Write equipment specifications.

  • Assemble bid packets and obtain initial quotes

  • Develop a project and obtain funding.

  • Execute the project. This may include directly or indirectly managing the project.

  • Responsible for successful startup and ongoing support.

Technical Resource:

  • Provide troubleshooting services for existing manufacturing systems and processes. Recommend and/or evaluate potential process improvements; assemble or serve on process improvement teams, accident investigation teams.

  • Participate and support efforts regarding initiatives for Energy and Reliability.

  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to all process engineers in the tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing processes. Serve as a mentor and help develop their overall skills and knowledge.

  • Troubleshooting resource for all tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing equipment problems.

  • Mentor and technical resource for plant process engineers

  • Provide technical support to Process Support Technicians for all tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing related projects, conversions, and troubleshooting activities

  • Develop and maintain Shaw’s specifications for tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing equipment. Includes the development, implementation and compliance assurance to packaging specifications.

  • Maintain tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing equipment layouts for Contract division

  • Provide continuous feedback to ensure machinery and suppliers are meeting Shaw’s expectations for goods and services provided.

  • Develop new and innovative methods, machinery, and equipment for the cutting and packaging of carpet tile, recycling and the manufacturing of rugs.

  • Keep abreast of innovations in the carpet industry relative to tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing and implement where practical, feasible, and cost effective

  • Liaison between manufacturing and R&D to develop the equipment and methods to turn design concepts into production

  • CPM - provide engineering support for all tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing equipment purchases and conversions.

  • Determine machine specifications and develop detailed installation layouts

  • Obtain quotes for machinery and equipment to meet Shaw specifications

  • Determine detailed project cost for machine installation

  • Assist plant process engineers with project submittals

  • Develop project Gantt charts to coordinate multiple projects across the division

  • Monitor project implementation and eliminate any obstacles for successful completion

Educational, Certification, and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (preferred)

  • 5+ years of process engineering and manufacturing experience

  • Project management experience preferred

  • Expert in equipment and systems relative to tile cutting, recycling and rug manufacturing

  • Proficient in use of AutoCad

Professional Level Core Competencies:

  • Execute Strategic Action Plan

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Build Customer Satisfaction

  • Innovate

  • Build Trusting Relationships

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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