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Shaw Industries Inc Utility Relief Op - Blending & Carding - 3rd Shift - $17.61/Hour in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Utility Relief Op - Blending & Carding - 3rd Shift - $17.61/Hour

Position Overview

Position Objective: To assist in the BCS Department filling in for any positions in BCS when operators are on break, absenteeism and vacation. To prepare associates for future vacancies as a result of attrition.

Essential Duties: (Considering job knowledge, job environment, effort, manipulative skill, judgment, safety knowledge and responsibility)

Fill in for any BCS positions during breaks and absenteeism

Assist with the re-building of needleboards for all looms as needed

Maintain a clean a organized plant environment

Assist with regrinding waste material

Fill in for LTO position as needed

Assist the blending operator with bale and machine maintenance

Assist operators as directed by the supervisor/ lead

Performing visual quality checks while covering jobs

Assist/Perform any major clean up task and routine cleaning duties

Non Essential Duties: (Considering job knowledge, job environment, effort, manipulative skill, judgment, safety knowledge and responsibility)

Participate in process improvement projects and meetings.

General housekeeping to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

Perform other duties as directed by supervisor or plant management.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Must be able to perform basic math.

Experience in manufacturing preferred.

Must have computer skills with the ability to use internet in order to access specs, setups, and SOP’s.

Training Requirements:

Must complete on the job training.

Process specification system and SMS system training.

Job Hazard Analysis training.

Chemical Right to Know training.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to pass an LTO eye exam administered by authorized personnel.

Must be able to push up to 800 lb. bales onto conveyor 20-30 time per shift.

Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

Ability to enter a confined area for cleaning.

Must be able to stand or walk for the majority of shift.

Must be able to lift, push, pull and carry loads of up to 50 pounds without assistance.

Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, grasp and reach frequently.

Must be able to work with hands/arms extended overhead.

Must be able to climb stairs and ladders repeatedly.

Must be able to work in industrial environment with elevated noise levels, dust, dirt, humidity and temperature variations.

Must participate in pre-shift stretching exercises.

Other Requirements:

Lift truck training required on all PIT’s required to do the job.

Able to recognize numbers, letters, and symbols on tickets and process blend sheets.

Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and associates.

Must be able to work well under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines.

Must be able to comply with all plant policies.

Must be able to recognize various styles of product.

Must be able to recognize various types of defects.

Must be able to perform tasks quickly and safely.

Equipment and Tools:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fiber removal guns (cordless drills)

Bale breakers

Blending fans




Bin emptier

Heavy magnets


Bolt cutters

Utility knife


Air gun

Lift truck

Safety & Security Requirements:

Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for a task.

Always be cautious of lift trucks traveling throughout the plants.

Immediately report any and all quality, safety, or mechanical issues to the supervisor on duty.

Hair must be worn above collar length.

Keep all loose articles away from machinery.

Practice general housekeeping and keep work areas clean.

Always use proper lifting techniques.

Report any injuries to your supervisor immediately.

Observe all plant policies including but not limited to cutting policy, speed limit policy, and tobacco use policy.

Work Shift

8 Hr non-rotating shift, Hrs fall to out-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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