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Shaw Industries Inc Process Engineer in Chickamauga, Georgia

Job Title

Process Engineer

Position Overview

Purpose / Scope:

Lead and develop Needle Punch teammates to achieve company core metrics by maximizing resources. Provide assistance to department supervisors, hourly personnel, and internal/external customers on a daily basis. Inner communications with the areas we interact; Tape Extrusion, Fiber Extrusion, Beaming, ATY, scrap reclaim, Production Planning, and Technical department.

Ensure maximum safety, quality, efficiency, and machine reliability. Promote a safe work environment. Work with IE & Cost Accounting to maintain cost information and continually reduce overall cost. Helps drive and coordinate LEAN activities, TPM, RPT, and entitlements throughout the department.


  • The Secondary Weave and Needlepunch Departments are responsible for maintenance of this procedure.


  • This procedure Provides guidance for the Process Engineer that will help meet core metrics.


  • Key Metrics (safety, quality, productivity, cost, and machine reliability), utilize technical expertise and people skills to drive execution of all key metrics, by working with the Safety Manager, HR, NP team, IE, Supervisors, Department Managers, and Planning Manager.

  • Customer relations (internal and external), working and assisting the Supervisors, IE, Kaizen Teams , Technical Manager, Planning Manager, and Teammates.

  • Strategic Planning working with the Supervisors, NP team, IE, and Department Manager.

  • Provide the department with assistance, maintain and develop cost effective improvements, and utilize Lean tools by working and assisting the Shift Supervisors, Department Management, Production Employees, Industrial Engineering, Cost Accounting, Internal Customers, Purchasing, Warehouse, Stockroom, and Scrap reclaim.

  • Work with maintenance and outside contractors planning needed repairs and preventative measures, drives TPM, RPT, and EIT activities in department, development of strategic plan to drive predictive/ preventative activities. Working with the Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Engineers, Maintenance Planners, Maintenance, Lead Persons, Outside Contractors, TPM Coordinator, Shift Supervisors, NP team associates, and Department Managers.

  • Ensures support positions and departmental maintenance complete assigned tasks, working and assisting the Process Support Positions, and Maintenance.

  • Management responsibility of indirect reports with department ( training, and procedure development and suggestions for corrective actions), working and assisting the Shift Supervisors, Department Management, and Human Resources.

  • Allocation of M&R dollars, Supervisor assignments, Capital Project Request, Policy review, Scheduling, Maintenance, and Corrective actions. Working with the Planning Manager, IE, Guiding Coalition, Department Manager, and Accounting.

  • Capital Project Request, Policy review, Scheduling, Maintenance, and Corrective actions, working with the Planning Manager, IE, Guiding Coalition, Department Manager, and Accounting.

  • Complete Advanced Safety Audits as required by management.

  • Direct, coach, and support Direct Reports (Secondary Clerk and Needleboard Builder) to ensure inventory, 5S, and Needleboard Rotation Program are all meeting expectations.

  • Maintain Management Commitment to SMS by:

  • Ensuring Needle Punch teams are fulfilling duties regarding quality and environmental opportunities.

  • Ensuring Shift Supervisors are successfully performing all quality awareness and production responsibilities.

  • Ensuring Shift Supervisors are trained in SMS and are updated as needed.

  • Reviewing and approving SMS documents as needed.

  • Maintain the core metrics boards for the department.

  • Work with Technical and Planning Managers to coordinate trials.

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

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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