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Shaw Industries Inc Reliability Tech Lead - Tufting - 1st Shift in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Reliability Tech Lead - Tufting - 1st Shift

Position Overview

Position Overview Serve the Tufting Department by supervising fixers and assisting with tufting machine mechanical work. Job Description

  • Supervise and assign Tufting Fixers to duties

  • Assist Tufting Fixers with routine work to include: style changes, blade changes and repairs and adjustments to machines.

  • Maintain contact with tufting machine parts vendors.

  • Order tufting machine parts and supplies as needed and approved by the Department or Plant Manager

  • Maintain machine and machine parts records for the purpose of scheduling appropriate preventative maintenance

  • Trouble-shoot unusual tufting machine problems

  • Discuss major tufting machine overhauls with Department Manager

  • Ensure that all safety procedures are observed by Tufting Fixers and that housekeeping is maintained

  • Attend periodic departmental meetings as well as training that will foster continued job improvement

  • As assigned, obtains a machine hour meter reading for tufting machines

  • Learn and use SHARP/TPM system to set up and receive work instructions

  • Directs the work order system as follows:

  • Maintain work order database (SHARP) on Maintenance Lead computer.

  • Schedule and organize work orders with the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Communicate with Department Managers and Supervisors to clarify work orders.

  • Assign work orders to specific maintenance employees.

  • Follow-up on assigned work orders to ensure that they are completed in an efficient and timely manner

  • Inspects work for completeness.

  • Demonstrates and assists with continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

  • Adhere to normal work schedule and be able to work weekends and holidays as required.

  • Lead, supervise, and provide training/guidance to lower level technician-mechanics

  • Report to management any quality and safe ty problems and potential production problems that are encountered while performing the job

  • Specify and requisition materials needed to complete approved work orders.

  • Coordinates safety training for maintenance personnel as needed

  • Ensures that proper safety practices are being followed by working with the supervisor and manager to drive continuous improvement in the areas of safety quality and productivity.

  • Monitors and participates in operations for assigned areas including retaining quotes from contractors, checks contractor insurance, trains plant specific safety training, inspecting projects, developing and implementing modifications and improvements, recommending specifications and scheduling for contracts, inspecting contractor’s work to ensure safe work practices and standard operating procedures are followed.

Non-Essential Duties

  • Perform other non quality-related duties as directed by Department Manager

  • Serve on task forces and committees as necessary

  • Work cooperatively with other maintenance employees

  • Must possess good communication skills, both written and oral to management and other mechanics

  • Must comply with all company policies

  • Must meet all requirements to drive/operate company vehicle on company business

  • Must attend all training/development as required by facility management

  • Must practice good housekeeping skills

  • Must abide by Company attendance policy

Other Requierments

  • Leadership, management, and team building skills

  • Read, comprehend, and analyze data/reports

  • Communicate to employees both in speech and in writing

  • Ensure the work environment is free of harassment and that employees feel free to express problems and concerns

  • Assure compliance of all corporate policies

Physical Requierments

  • Be able to lift at least 50 pounds

  • Sit or stand intermittently for at least 8 hours

  • Climb steps several times per day

  • Walk through plant several times per day

  • Withstand exposure to changes in both temperature and humidity


Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts AM

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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