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Shaw Industries Inc Tufting - Creel Operator - 2nd and 3rd Shifts in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Tufting - Creel Operator - 2nd and 3rd Shifts

Position Overview

Position Overview:

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Creeler Operator for one of Shaw’s newest manufacturing plants located in Adairsville, GA. The primary Responsibilities of this position are to ensure product quality and machine efficiency. Creeler Operator will creel, operate machines, and drive a lift truck. The new Adairsville, GA plant, T1, will manufacture carpet tile and is an integral part of the carpet tile business. Plant T1 operates a team based system where associates are proficient at multiple jobs and rotate through them. Team members will set goals and work together to achieve them. Teams will also balance customer, business, and individual goals.


Perform operator duties for warping, tufting and back winding. Perform ‘quality checks’ such as moisture tests, weight checks, etc Attend necessary training such as Mending class, Stop Mark training, etc. Change backing as needed for each shop order Troubleshoot and resolve issues when machines are not performing properly Operate TMS3 to process shop orders Load and unload beams Creel in both Warping and Tufting departments as assigned Utilizing creel diagram, creel racks and maintain them as necessary for each shop order. Creeling functions include stripping, doubling creels, creel inspections, etc. Ensure quality and accuracy that labels on boxes of yarn and in cones match the shop order for quality purposes Pack yarn into boxes, count number of cones in each box and prepare packing label when set is complete Verify beam thread up and number of ends on every beam Doff and label beam, as well as monitor beam quality Identify and correct different yarn defects while monitoring a running creel Dispose of recyclable and scrap materials properly Complete and distribute all associated paperwork Thread ends during normal operation without crossing ends or missing guides Change blades in air splices and dispose of blade properly Perform lift truck operator duties as scheduled Perform lift truck inspections and complete paperwork Operate floor sweeper as needed Operate a baler as needed Provide ‘breaks’ to Creelers II, Operators and LTOs as assigned Assist in keeping the entire facility clean. Maintain a neat and orderly work space. Serve as a member of a team, attend and actively participate in meetings (could be before or after shift) and work toward team goals. Participate in team building activities as planned. Provide respectful feedback to team members as necessary. Expected to ‘flow to work’ to service customers and business needs. Gain and maintain all necessary skills to perform jobs as assigned. Attend all training classes as scheduled for individual and team development. Safely complete other assigned duties as needed. Requirements: This position will require standing, heavy and/or repeated lifting, bending, stooping, reaching overhead or crawling for long periods of time Basic reading, writing, and math are required for this position Verbally communicate in English with team members about team needs and daily/weekly goals; participate in team meetings, provide feedback and contribute to team’s goals. Pass color blindness test. Use computer systems and software as needed for the position. Withstand changes in temperature and humidity. Expected to be able to lift up to 50 pounds Comply with all required OSHA, SAFE, and plant specific safety rules and regulations. Preferred: Warping and tufting experience preferred


Work Shift

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

Shaw Industries is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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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