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Shaw Industries Inc Sr. Process Improvement Engineer in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Sr. Process Improvement Engineer

Position Overview

This position must support the operations of Samples & Sample Distribution through process improvement initiatives as assigned by the Samples Divisional IE.


  • Must be able to conduct analysis and give recommendations based upon collection of data through the use of reports, observations, and time studies; Utilize Six Sigma and Lean Principles & methods as the primary drivers of continuous improvement.

  • Maintain SUMM scorecard, cost reduction initiatives and 6 Sigma Performance for the plants.

  • Must be able to prepare capital & expense project proposals (requires CPM training) for new equipment, modifications and upgrades, including calculating savings and EVA.

  • Work with Plant / Department Manager(s) to improve manufacturing processes through efficiency improvements, safety, and quality.

  • Coach/Mentor Leaders for all Plant Green/Black Belt Projects

  • Assist with preparation of capital project budget list for the plant on an annual basis.

  • Generate utilization & waste reports as well as understand Efficiency & POVA’s (with the ability to investigate variances). Coordinate and communicate Waste initiative both process & landfill waste.

  • Conduct time studies as needed in the various manufacturing areas. Assist in layout changes for the plant or any departments within the plant.

  • Responsible for periodic inventories of raw materials, WIP, & packaging materials.

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects and work without close supervision.

  • Perform additional duties and special projects as assigned by Divisional IE and Director For Samples.

Required Competencies:

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Initiate Action

  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Demonstrate Good Judgment

​Position Requirements:

  • Four (4) year college degree in Industrial Engineering or similar field required.

  • 1+ years experience manufacturing or industrial engineering preferred

  • Must be Black Belt trained (or willing to attend training)

  • Must present information in a professional and user-friendly package

  • Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational and communication skills

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.

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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