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Shaw Industries Inc Entry Level Manufacturing- Lift Truck Operator in Ringgold, Georgia

Job Title

Entry Level Manufacturing- Lift Truck Operator

Position Overview

Lift Truck Operator

Shaw Industries is looking to hire and train Lift Truck Operators who will play an important role in the manufacture of carpet tiles for a wide variety of commercial customers. In this role, associates will gain diverse work experiences and exposure to multiple areas of manufacturing. We’re looking for individuals who are ambitious, interested in learning various skills, and who enjoy problem solving.

We are currently looking to fill 12 hour 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.


  • Moving materials from manufacturing lines or storage locations to WIP areas or other assigned areas.

  • Recording storage locations on the interplant transfer (IPT) next to appropriate product numbers.

  • Daily completion of lift truck check sheets.

  • Remove, collect and properly dispose of shipping materials including pallets, straps, cardboard, and bolsters.

  • Strap and package finished goods and work in process (WIP) as needed.

  • Operate floor sweeper when needed.

  • Assist with performing inventory cycle counts as needed.

  • Changing lift truck or other PIT batteries as needed.

  • Assist in keeping the entire facility clean.

  • Performing the duties of other LTO’s when necessary.

  • Maintaining a neat and orderly work space.

  • Operate baler in recycling of raw materials.

  • Safely complete other assigned duties as needed.


  • Must have the ability to perform basic reading, writing, and math.

  • Must be able to pass a color blindness and vision test.

  • Must be familiar with current computer systems and software.

  • Must be able to operate a lift truck once trained.

  • Must be able to mount and dismount lift truck up to 100 times a day.

  • Must have adequate depth perception.

  • Must be able to withstand changes in temperature and humidity.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to sit for 12-hours a day.

  • Must complete yearly LTO recertification program.

  • Must comply with all required OSHA, SAFE, and plant specific safety rules and regulations.

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.