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Shaw Industries Inc Process Engineer in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Process Engineer

Position Overview

Position Overview:

Support the Department Manager in achieving a safe and efficient work environment through creative problem solving to drive process improvement and associate engagement in order to reach department goals in a fast paced manufacturing environment.


The Process Engineer supports the CDR Manager to achieve department goals around safety, quality, cost, efficiency, and people. The Process Engineer will be a leader within the department, making strategic decisions and engaging associates through trusting relationships providing direction and support with regard to achieving departmental goals and objectives.

  • Develop and drive a strong safety culture to identify root causes in order to eliminate and minimize the probabilities of work-related injuries.

  • Track and monitor weekly department metrics such as off quality, efficiency, downtime, rework, maintenance spends and waste.

  • Lead and coach supervisors and associates across three shifts by guiding them in current positions and assisting with career development and training

  • Act as liaison between the dyeing department and maintenance group by providing an effective line of communication with regard to work orders and areas of concern.

  • Lead TPM, EIT and RPT cross-functional teams to improve efficiency, safety, and quality.

  • Participate in daily roll audits and investigate dyeing related issues if presents, such as side match or shade.

  • Be a leader on the floor - developing relationships, building customer satisfaction, and initiating action with plant associates at all levels in order to improve safety, quality, and productivity

  • Monitor and track dyeing off quality defects to determine root cause, minimize recurrence and communicate trends to supervisors and associates.

  • Communicate with the scheduling department to ensure order promise dates are met and rush orders are prioritized efficiently.

  • Partner with R&D and technical group to coordinate trial runs to ensure dyeing formulas and shades meet final product specifications.

Required Competencies:

  • Initiate Action

  • Adapt & Change

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Influence Others


  • 4-year degree required (preferably an Engineering Degree).

  • Strong quantitative & communication skills (Oral, written, & presentation to individuals & groups).


  • Demonstrate a willingness and aptitude to complete Black Belt and Standard Work Training.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Understanding of computer software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Minitab, etc.

  • Previous manufacturing experience 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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