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Shaw Industries Inc Plant Engineer (Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Manager) in Thomson, Georgia

Job Title

Plant Engineer (Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Manager)

Position Overview

Shaw Industries is looking for a Plant Engineer (also known as the Reliability Engineering & Maintenance Manager) to oversee the facility's Engineering and Maintenance Departments.

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.


  • Manage Site Reliability efforts, including Reliability Engineers & Supervisors

  • Lead in troubleshooting Polymer and Plant Energy mechanical issues.

  • Manage work order system and documentation system for the Maintenance Department.

  • Complete capital and expense projects as assigned by Plant Manager

  • Develop and maintain Preventive Maintenance (PM) records for operating areas. Manages the scheduling of the PM’s with the operating area leadership.

  • Lead effort to document TPM metrics.

  • Work with the Maintenance Planner and Supervisors to ensure the Maintenance Department is following the TPM process.

  • Manages the process of keeping an adequate supply of critical spare parts in Maintenance Shops.

  • Lead effort to organize and maintain the Engineering drawings.

  • Identify alternate sources of material to reduce costs

  • Purchase parts & coordinate repairs as required for specific jobs through MSI and outside sources.

  • Initiate outside service purchase requisitions and coordinate execution with contractors for such items as component repairs, on-site maintenance, equipment cleaning, etc.


  • Ensure safety and departmental policies and procedures are followed.

  • Support reward and recognition program based on criteria related to safety, quality and productivity.

  • Communicate & document any information concerning disciplinary action pertaining to safety violations.

  • Investigate and provide specialized equipment to improve safety, quality, and reliability.

    Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly scheduling meetings in each operating area.

  • Serve on quality, safety, and Maintenance teams as required.

  • Assist in training efforts of area personnel through procedure writing/modifications, conducting sessions, bringing in outside resources, purchasing training materials and equipment, etc.

  • Demonstrate basic understanding and application of engineering theory

  • Observe facilities and make technical recommendations

  • Work closely with plant/divisional management and plant maintenance personnel

  • Support Utilities operations at plant and help maintain equipment to include air compressors, chillers, firewater system, and boilers.


  • Deliver Compelling Communication

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Initiate Action

  • Demonstrate Inclusive Leadership

  • Build Trusting Relationships


  • 4-year degree required, Engineering degree preferred

  • (Prefer) 5 years experience in a project engineering or maintenance leadership role

  • Previous experience with TPM (Total Productive Manufacturing), AutoCAD, and certified project management training will be a plus

    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

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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