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Shaw Industries Inc Samples Operator | Sunday - Wednesday | 8:45pm - 6:45am in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Samples Operator | Sunday - Wednesday | 8:45pm - 6:45am

Position Overview

Position Objectives:

Assemble sample boards, label Hard Surface samples and pack samples for shipping ensuring samples are free from defects.

Position will require working at different stages of assembly according to production needs.

Position Overview:

Swatch Assembler

Set up totes in correct order checking with the go-by board to ensure order and colors are correct.

Place the swatches in position as the empty binder/board is conveyed through the work station.

Inspect work.

Look for correct swatch alignment and color in board and check for excessive glue, under/oversized swatch cutting, obvious material defects, etc.

Inspect boards during processing and upon completion for defects. Rework swatches/boards as needed.

Retrieve tops and topping supplies for sample boards as needed.

Adjust back glue head as needed.

Install tops using glue or posts as called for by work order.

Ensure materials are correct for order to be ran.

Set up glue heads and ensure glue is shooting on boards correctly.

Clean off lint and debris from the swatched binder/board using a vacuum.

Check gluepot and fill as needed.

Determine box size, package into box, secure with tape or strapping and stack onto pallet.

Hard Surface Labeling:

Stage work area with all required materials, ie. labels, swatches, work order, etc. Inspect all labeling production and samples for quality defects.

Place the appropriate label on the back of the sample.

Place appropriate face sticker(s) on front of board if required.

Place appropriate product ID sticker on Mezz chips.

Fill glue reservoir tray on Gluefast machine with cold glue.

Refill throughout day as necessary. Inspect work, watching for obvious material defects to ensure that the finished sample will be of the highest quality.

Neatly restack all labeled work onto buggies or pallets.

Thoroughly clean Gluefast machine at end of shift.

Must use ink stamp to apply w/o number on all finished boards.

Put plastic handles on wood panels where oval shaped hole has been routed out.

Plastic handles snap together.

Hard Surfaces Packing

Obtain boards that are to be packed from designated area.

Each buggy / pallet retrieved should be identified by a traveler and pulled up by promise date unless otherwise directed by lead or manager.

If there’s no buggy in staging area, consult Lead.

Verify that the traveler and label on board are same.

All boards, planks, etc. must have w/o number on it.

Make sure the amount of boards / panels match with the amount printed on the traveler.

Assemble all boards / panels for an order together.

Package as needed.

Attach shipping labels on the box(es).

Packer must always be aware of the condition of the boards and check for defects and incorrect labels.

Packer will printer and apply correct box stickers.

Packer is responsible to move full pallets to staging / pick up area beyond assembly tables.

Put plastic handles on wood panels where oval shaped hole has been routed out.

Clean work area at end of shift and periodically during shift.

Any duties found necessary to aid in a safe and efficient operation.

Will be required to participate in stretching exercises as directed by the supervisor or lead.


Must have basic knowledge of computer operation.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to out-punch day, Observed Calendar, shift starts PM

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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