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Shaw Industries Inc Compounder II - 1st Shift in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Compounder II - 1st Shift

Position Overview

Essential Duties:

  1. Shipping / Receiving

a. Load and unload trucks via lift truck.

b. Inspect shipments for quantity and packaging integrity.

c. Manage related paperwork (shipping/receiving).

  1. Bulk Tanker Shipments

a. Load and unload bulk tankers.

b. Inspect tanks and hoses for leaks or ruptures.

c. Manage related paperwork (shipping/receiving).

d. Collect, test, and record Refractive Index, and label retain sample for Quality Control.

  1. Utility and Warehouse Maintenance

a. Record floor inventory and report weekly to ShawChem Manager.

b. Sweep warehouse as needed.

c. Wash/clean production areas as needed.

d. Empty dumpsters as needed.

e. Identify and communicate maintenance needs to management.

f. Material movement in general.

  1. Routine Chemical Packaging

a. Package material for shipments.

b. Dispense chemicals into appropriate containers as needed (i.e. totes, drums, pails, storage vaults, pallets).

c. Repackage and/or re-label products (Rebrand product program).

  1. Chemical Compounding

a. Make production batches as needed.

  1. Driver helper

    a. Boiler Room Chemical Delivery

    This task involves hooking up hoses, keeping the hose in the container, pumping the chemicals into the containers, blowing out the line afterward. It is being done repetitively, therefore constantly exposing the employee to the chemicals, both non-hazardous and hazardous.

b. Recycled oil picks up.

  1. Quality Control check on Incoming Bulk Materials

a. Label retain sample for Quality Control.

b. If the material does not meet incoming specifications outlined in QC017F, it is the responsibility of the compounder-lab to contact the ShawChem Manager for approval to accept or deny the load.

  1. Complete laboratory projects as assigned by ShawChem Manager.

  2. Support the daily operations of the Chemical Blending Department as needed.

  3. Fill in for ShawChem Clerk (JD8550) as needed.

Job Requirements:

  1. Practice safe handling of hazardous chemicals. This job routinely exposes the employee to both non-hazardous and hazardous chemicals.

  2. Frequently get on and off a lift truck.

  3. Ascend and descend stairs several times a shift.

  4. Capable of working in temperatures to 100 degrees for long periods of time

  5. Stand from 6 to 7 hours a shift.

  6. Lift 50 pounds repeatedly.

  7. Work with dyes and chemicals without an allergic reaction.

  8. Basic knowledge of computers (for batch sheets and product labels).

  9. Ability to read, write, and comprehend English.

  10. Ability to work from written and oral instruction.

  11. Certified industrial lift truck operator.

  12. Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment such as Spectrophotometer, Refractometer, Orion Auto Titrator, Brookfield viscometers, ovens, pH meters, lab scales.

  13. Proficient in Lotus 123 Spreadsheet, Approach database, WordPro, and Freelance programs.

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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