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Shaw Industries Inc Process Improvement Leader in Chatsworth, Georgia

Job Title

Process Improvement Leader

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is looking for a process improvement engineer to support the operations of Plant WE through process improvement initiatives as identified using Lean methodology. This role will Utilize Six Sigma and Lean Principles as drivers of continuous improvement. Plant WE is a growing facility in Chatsworth, GA which houses many processes in soft surface floorcovering manufacturing.

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.


  • Provide strategic influence for business partners to identify cost opportunities and enhance overall business acumen of team.

  • Identify, maintain, and drive cost reduction initiatives for the plants. Establish annual incremental cost reduction plan strategy. Oversee and ensure accurate generation of weekly and monthly POVA.

  • Build monthly, quarterly and annual financial projections for the facility. Be able to effectively communicate changes and drivers with Plant and Division leadership.

  • Coordinate and communicate Waste initiatives both process & landfill waste.

  • Lead efforts to improve waste in the assigned manufacturing processes.

  • Prepare capital & expense project proposals (requires CPM training) for new equipment, modifications, and upgrades, including calculating savings and EVA.

  • Prepare capital project budget list for the plant on an annual basis.

  • Conduct time studies as needed in the various manufacturing areas. Assist in layout changes for the plant or any departments within the plant.

  • Must be able to conduct analysis and give recommendations based upon collection of data using reports, observations, and time studies.

  • Coach and support development of IE Clerk position.

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects and work without close supervision.


  • Four (4) year college degree in Industrial Engineering or similar field required.

  • 2+ year experience manufacturing or industrial engineering required.

  • Must be Black Belt trained (or willing to attend training).

  • Must present information in a professional and user friendly manner.

  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and communication skills.


  • Influence Others

  • Drive Results

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Initiate Action

    Shaw b enefits 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 a ssistance

  • Shaw Family Health Center (Dalton, GA , and Cartersville, GA, location s )

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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