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Shaw Industries Inc Packaging Operator in Ringgold, Georgia

Job Title

Packaging Operator

Position Overview

Packaging Operator

Shaw Industries is looking to hire and train a Packaging Operator 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.

Position Overview:

This position supports the Calender department and the packaging area by handling raw materials/ WIP and operating Calendering equipment, Packaging equipment and driving a lift truck.


  • Per Shop Floor System, maintain production lines with the correct materials

  • Operate and troubleshoots packaging equipment

  • Move work in progress (WIP) to the appropriate bin space while accurately tracking this data

  • Assist Calender Techs with operation of Calendering equipment and Quality Tools

  • Complete the powered industrial truck (PIT) safety check sheet

  • Change out the lift truck battery as needed

  • Perform quality checks and reports on materials as directed.

  • Assist in inventory cycle counts when needed

  • Removed Calender rolls from winder cradle with pole truck

  • Wrap, strap and ticket calender rolls for storage

  • Operate and maintain all packaging equipment

  • Assess and maintain sufficient inventory of packaging consumables in work station

  • Work normally scheduled days adhering to starting and stopping times. Work overtime as required.


  • Must be able to safely operate a lift truck both loaded and unloaded

  • Must be able to safely operate the battery changing station equipment.

  • Must possess good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

  • Must be familiar with or willing to learn current computer systems and software.

  • Must be able to work without close supervision.

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with all levels of associates.

  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions.

  • Must be able to get on and off a lift truck up to 100 times per day.

  • Must meet minimal Shaw vision testing requirements including color blindness

  • Must be able to tolerate changes in temperature and humidity

  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs unassisted.

  • Capable of head, neck and body rotation for full visibility of surroundings.

  • Must be able to occasionally climb stairs to operate equipment

  • Must have basic reading & writing skills in order to read & comprehend shipping documents, product numbers and bin / storage locations.

  • Must successfully complete the written, “hands on” powered industrial truck driving test

  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical tasks.

  • Prior experience with powered industrial trucks with an exemplary safety record

  • Experience with continuous manufacturing processes.

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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