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Shaw Industries Inc Predictive Reliability Technician - 1st Shift in Ringgold, Georgia

Job Title

Predictive Reliability Technician - 1st Shift

Position Overview

Position Overview:

Effectively coordinate and execute a PDM program in order to improve and optimize the reliability of the facilities production and infrastructure equipment


  • Execution of assigned tasks and duties with focus on:

  • Safe work practices

  • High quality, precision work with a customer service orientation in support of “Great Products & Service”

  • Adherence to standards and best practice application acquired through training and work experience

  • Sharing maintenance knowledge and application skills through mentoring Reliability Tech levels D thru A, while continuing to grow in knowledge of maintenance practices and equipment performance, understanding their impact on manufacturing processes and business objectives

  • Provide feedback on job assignment needs and improvement opportunities with peers and leadership

  • Certify as Vibration Level II Analyst from the Vibration Institute or equivalent.

  • Take readings and measurements utilizing PdM technologies including Infrared Imaging, Ultrasonic, and Oil Analysis

  • Capture data, document findings, build and maintain databases/routes, develop baselines, trend data, interpret results, create and execute corrective work orders and optimize PM’s and PdM’s.

  • Effectively utilize various software packages as they apply to Infrared, Ultrasound and Oil Analysis technologies.

  • Perform ultrasonic testing, frequency analysis, infrared thermography, oil analysis, lubrication and testing as appropriate to the specific equipment.

  • Attend extensive off site training on use of PdM equipment and how to analyze results. ISO Certify as minimum Infrared Level I, and Ultrasound Level I. or equivalent training to be approved by the Energy/ Reliability group

  • Demonstrate ability to visually identify electrical components as they relate to Infrared scan reporting and corrective work documentation.

  • Train technicians and RPT/EIT members on predictive maintenance fundamentals.

  • Perform precision alignment on belts and shafts utilizing precision alignment tools.

  • Train maintenance teammates on alignment techniques

  • Create and maintain spreadsheets and graphs.

  • Present information to management

  • Maintain the integrity and security of an array of sensitive and technical tools.

  • Perform job duties in a safe manner

  • Work nights, weekends and holidays as necessary to keep program on schedule

  • Communicate effectively with management to adequately address findings in a timely manner

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and perform simple frequency analysis. (Identify frequencies of known components and harmonics)


  • Safety practices - LOTO, Confined Space, PPE, PIT, Fall Protection, Hoisting & Rigging, and Hot Work

  • Calculator and Computer application – work order documentation, parts requisitioning

  • Measurement units, techniques and application of appropriate tools

  • Math skills to include

  • Arithmetic

  • Application of formulas such as area, volume, etc.

  • Conversion of measurement units

  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics, as well as contribute to the revision and creation of schematics for systems

  • Identification and selection of proper tools, focused on selection of the right tool for work assignment application

  • Identification and selection of the correct material types used in construction and fabrication

  • Advanced fabrication skills used in project work, including design, project planning, and execution for systems such as power transmission, plumbing/piping, and process equipment installation

  • Ability to execute root cause analysis evaluations on equipment and process failures, focusing on solution creation to eliminate or lessen exposure from future similar failure modes

  • Interpret, analyze results, and build action plans for identified issues from PdM tool application, specifically from IR, Oil Analysis, & Ultrasound

  • Able to operate highly technical equipment and analyze results with include: the accurate reading of multi-color graphs and screens, discernment of colors

  • Able to listen for and interpret noise anomalies of varying pitch or magnitude

  • Able to make visual judgments of both a quantitative and qualitative nature at distances from six inches to twenty-five feet in varying environmental conditions.

Other Requirements:

High school education, GED or its equivalent

Must have good interpersonal, communication, leadership and organizational skills

Must be able to work independently, without close supervision

Meet START requirements for the Technician-Electrician II, or Technician-Mechanic Level II

Computer skills with current windows program and software related to PdM tools


Work Standards

Solve Problems

Build Customer Satisfaction


Work Shift

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

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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