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Shaw Industries Inc Reliability Tech D (Weaving Technician Trainee) in Chickamauga, Georgia

Job Title

Reliability Tech D (Weaving Technician Trainee)

Position Overview



Successful technician trainees understand and maintain all facets of Sulzer/Itema Weaving machines, ensuring that they produce the maximum amount of production and a minimal amount of off-quality.

Incumbent trainees are placed in a training program, lasting up to 48 weeks, which focuses on all aspects of Weaving machine maintenance. Following successful completion of the trainee program, associates are assigned to shifts as full-time Weaver Advanced Technicians.

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

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

* once training is completed, associates will be placed into an open role and it could be day or night shift *


  • Troubleshoot Sulzer/Itema Weaving Machines with quality or efficiency problems.

  • Communicate with Operators to understand machine issues

  • Repair mechanical problems on weaving machines and related equipment.

  • Perform preventative maintenance on weaving equipment

  • Check and adjust machine settings using precision measurement equipment

  • Make necessary style changes according to Spec. sheet

  • Complete records and reports as necessary

  • Maintain good housekeeping



  • Previous experience maintaining and working on Sulzer/Itema Weaving Machines in a manufacturing environment.

  • Capable troubleshooter for escalated problems

  • Basic reading, writing, and math ability.

  • Must be capable of learning and performing additional operations.

  • Must be capable of being trained in current computer systems and software.

  • Must be able to use various forms, reports, and checklists.

  • Must be able to bend, squat, and stoop several times a day.

  • Must be able to stand for 12 hours a day.

  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. on a regular basis throughout the day.

  • Must be able to visualize defects in the product.


  • Incumbents in this position will be placed in a training cohort for a period of up to 48 weeks, in which trainees learn about all facets of being a technician while gaining experience through substantial hands-on and other practical training.

  • Must have all OSHA, SAFE, SQS, and plant-specific training.

  • Training on current plant computer systems and software.

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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