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Shaw Industries Inc Creeler Operator - 2nd or 3rd Shift in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Creeler Operator - 2nd or 3rd Shift

Position Overview

The primary responsibilities of this position are to ensure product quality and machine efficiency in a carpet manufacturing environment

Position Responsibilities:

Perform operator duties for warping, tufting and back winding.

Perform ‘quality checks’ such as moisture tests, weight checks, etc

Attend necessary training such as Mending class, Stop Mark training, etc.

Change backing as needed for each shop order

Troubleshoot and resolve issues when machines are not performing properly

Operate TMS3 to process shop orders

Load and unload beams Creel in both Warping and Tufting departments as assigned

Utilizing creel diagram, creel racks and maintain them as necessary for each shop order.

Creeling functions include stripping, doubling creels, creel inspections, etc.

Ensure quality and accuracy that labels on boxes of yarn and in cones match the shop order for quality purposes Pack yarn into boxes, count number of cones in each box and prepare packing label when set is complete

Verify beam thread up and number of ends on every beam

Doff and label beam, as well as monitor beam quality

Identify and correct different yarn defects while monitoring a running creel

Dispose of recyclable and scrap materials properly

Complete and distribute all associated paperwork

Thread ends during normal operation without crossing ends or missing guides

Change blades in air splices and dispose of blade properly

Perform lift truck operator duties as scheduled

Perform lift truck inspections and complete paperwork

Operate floor sweeper as needed

Operate a baler as needed Provide ‘breaks’ to Creelers II, Operators and LTOs as assigned

Assist in keeping the entire facility clean.

Maintain a neat and orderly work space


Operator or creeler operator experience in tufting, beaming, or warping.

Work Shift

8 hour, night shift

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