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Shaw Industries Inc Industrial Maintenance Trainer - Mechanical in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Industrial Maintenance Trainer - Mechanical

Position Overview

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for developing and delivering training to Shaw’s existing Industrial Maintenance Mechanic associates to elevate technical job skills and knowledge. The primary responsibilities will include facilitating training in the areas of industrial mechanical skills and procedures, including hand/power/shop tools, safety & usage, hoisting/rigging, welding, metal fabrication, pumping systems, piping/plumbing, power transmission, equipment installation and maintenance, pneumatics, hydraulics, troubleshooting, etc. Candidates should be current in commercial and industrial maintenance standards and possess a strong background in mechanical technology.


Conduct classroom and on-the-job training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, and/or methods of designated subjects. Design/Develop instructional materials and curriculum in collaboration with the Industrial Maintenance Training Manager. Teach all aspects of mechanical technology as related to local industry and as required for Shaw customization. Demonstrate or explain assembly, proper maintenance procedures, and/or use of equipment and tools. Administer written and/or hands-on performance assessments in order to measure progress, and to evaluate training effectiveness. Demonstrate safe work practices in the operation and use of tools and equipment within a training environment. Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement . Travel required to provide training throughout the region as needed. May be required to teach evening/off-shifts or distance education classes from time to time. Manage a trainee class of 6-12 associates for 6-12 months, including teaching, coaching, and other managerial duties.

Leadership competencies:

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Innovate

  • Drive Results

  • Coach and Support

Position Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in vocational, technical, or engineering field or 5 years of mechanical experience in an industrial technical field with advanced knowledge of mechanical systems

  • Strong knowledge, skills, and demonstrated competence in technical vocational areas of mechanical maintenance

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including making presentations

  • Computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google applications

  • Working various shifts as needed

  • Travel to outlying locations may be required.


  • Previous adult training experience in a classroom/lab environment

  • Previous experience managing or supervising associates

  • Bilingual (Spanish) ability preferred


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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