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Shaw Industries Inc Burkle Technician in Ringgold, Georgia

Job Title

Burkle Technician

Position Overview

Burkle Technician

Shaw Industries is looking to hire and train a Burkle Technician who will play an important role in the manufacture and distribution of a variety of flooring solutions for our residential and commercial customers. We are looking for individuals who are motivated, interested in learning various skills, and who enjoy problem solving.

We are currently looking to fill rotating night shift openings. No prior manufacturing experience is necessary. Training is provided for all entry-level roles.

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, and is a global leader in delivering carpet, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. We are committed to creating a better future for our customers, our people, our company, and our communities.


To run the Burkle line efficient and safe with the maximum amount of production and a minimal amount of off-quality. Technician will control speeds of equipment, dictate pace of production, how much gloss is used and all quality measures. Position will also be a resource for the lamination line.


  • Set-up and shut down of coating and annealing equipment.

  • Making machine/process adjustments on line and on computer.

  • Documenting process settings in the computer.

  • Achieving set quality standards.

  • Line audits to determine UV lamp outputs, coating and temperatures.

  • Monitoring parameters such as gloss and coating weights.

  • Visual inspections of products for defects and grading.

  • Operating a crane and managing the chemical tank farm to include drums and totes.

  • Operating quality measurement tools.

  • Calibration of oven temperatures and coating weights.

  • Operating the conveyor system for the Burkle line.

  • Direct LTO’s of material to pull and when to pull it.

  • Trouble shooting quality, production, and equipment concerns.


  • Must be a team player

  • Take an active role in committees.

  • Must have the ability to be cross trained for other jobs.

  • Must be able to bend, squat, and stoop several times a day.

  • Must be able to stand for 8 – 12 hours a day.

  • Must be able to climb stairs several times through the day.

  • Must be able to assist in lifting up to 75 lbs. several times a day.

  • Must be able to lift 35-50 lbs. on a regular basis throughout the day.

Shaw benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance and Pet insurance

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health savings account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Parental Leave

  • 401K and Retirement Plans

  • Product discounts for employees

  • Gym membership discounts

  • Adoption assistance

  • Shaw Family Health Center (Dalton, GA, and Cartersville, GA, locations)

  • And much more.

Work Shift

12 Hr rotating shift, Hrs fall to in punch day, Act Calendar, shift starts PM, days change only

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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