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Shaw Industries Inc Extrusion Department Manager in Columbia, South Carolina

Job Title

Extrusion Department Manager

Position Overview

Position Summary:

The ZIP Extrusion Manager is responsible for the strategic leadership, overall direction, and support of the ZIP (Nylon Extrusion) Department. Proactively drives all aspects of the safety of associates, the quality of the product, and on time delivery expectations of our customers.

The successful candidate must have a passion for safety, be able to foster strong working relationships built upon trust and respect with direct reports, peers, and leaders, demonstrate and train associates, and be viewed as a clear and credible communicator and resource.


  • Promote a culture of safety through monitoring and maintaining safe work practices, injury prevention and promoting and maintaining workplace organization. Support the Fibers safety culture of Find it - Fix it - Follow up.

  • Ensure the department is operating utilizing the Shaw Management System (SMS) and all quality requirements and procedures are documented, and daily execution is in line with the documented work instructions.

  • Develop a positive relationship with our customers ensuring we are responsive to their needs.

  • Foster and coordinate initiatives to develop a continuous improvement manufacturing culture.

  • Assure all company policies and procedures are communicated and complied with by all plant employees.

  • Assess the performance of associates in regard to efficiency, teamwork, interpersonal skill, safety, attendance and quality, then coaches, disciplines employees in accordance with company personnel policies.

  • Plan and prioritize production to meet production schedule through appropriate staffing levels.

  • Ensure associates are trained in accordance with department standards.

  • Responsible for ensuring equipment is maintained properly using the internal department mechanical shop and use of the central shop as needed for support.

  • Directly supervise the ZIP process engineer and shift supervisors. Indirectly lead all hourly associates in the 24/7 ZIP manufacturing operation.

  • Assist in the development of annual operating and capital budgets and be able to explain variances and explain when spending forecasts need to be changed. Manage budget throughout the year to ensure effective use of all resources.

  • Lead the ZIP PX Performance Improvement team focusing on continuous improvement of department performance metrics; Safety, Quality, Waste, Productivity, Cost, and Morale.

  • Address associate concerns and issues and maintain favorable and effective relations among associates.

  • Motivate supervisors to ensure consistent, equal and fair treatment of their associates while maintaining fair and balanced accountability to the expectations of the departments' objectives.

Required Competencies:

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Building a Successful Team

  • Drive Results

  • Demonstrate Customer Orientation

Required Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree required (Engineering Degree Preferred)

  • 5+ years manufacturing management (Process Engineer, Supervisor, or Department Manager) experience required

  • Must possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

  • Legal authorization to work in the US.

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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