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Shaw Industries Inc Project Engineer in Thomson, Georgia

Job Title

Project Engineer

Position Overview

Shaw Industries Corporate Engineering (CE) provides engineering support for the Corporation’s Manufacturing, Distribution, Sales and Administrative Facilities. Although its primary base is in Dalton, GA, CE is deployed on projects from southern California to coastal South Carolina, as well as internationally. The department provides feasibility studies, high level and detailed budget estimates, engineering design, project management, consulting, forensic investigations, and CAD services. CE has specialists to serve the needs of each segment of the business and is divided into four main support groups: Fibers & Yarn, Carpet & Backing, Hard Surfaces, Infrastructure & Global Facilities. Staff includes Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, & Chemical Engineers, Construction Managers, and CAD Designers as well as Administrative staff.

Position Overview:

Under the limited direction of the Engineering Manager, the position is responsible and accountable for project development and execution, as well as engineering support that is major and complex. Work is often multi-disciplined and requires close coordination with manufacturing management as well as other corporate departments and outside agencies. The engineer prepares technical specifications and utilizes project management tools to ensure projects meet safety, quality, performance, and budget requirements.


  • Project Development and Engineering:

  • Envisions and develops project concept

  • Solicits and documents plant or division requirements and inputs

  • Utilizes technical skills, experience and education to determine loads, speeds, energy requirements, etc.

  • Develops, controls, and maintains a project budget and timeline. (Gantt Chart)

  • Develops project specifications and full bid or construction packages

  • Uses CE standards and may be asked to write new ones

    Project Administration:

  • Seek approvals from Management to proceed with expenditures required to expand or maintain manufacturing facilities.

  • Combine specifications, standards, drawings and other documentation into bid packages and solicit bids for equipment and/or services.

  • Track and maintain control of approved project expenditures. Accountable for the project budget.

  • Issue requisitions and approve receipts/invoices.

  • Publish periodic project reports. (Weekly and Monthly)

  • Prepare Asset Detail documents and submit to Corporate Assets for timely capitalization of new equipment.

  • Assemble completed project file documents and archive per Corporate Engineering Standard.

    Project Execution:

  • Manage contractors on site ensuring that corporate and plant policies such as safety, ethics, environmental, etc. are enforced.

  • Take full responsibility for all contractor activities; act as the primary liaison between Corporate Engineering and plant management; minimize disruption to normal plant activities and communicate any necessary disruptions to management in advance.

  • Perform Quality Control function, inspecting all contractor work and vendor supplied equipment to ensure compliance with specifications, drawings, timeline requirements, etc., issued in the bid package.

    Technical Resource:

  • Provide troubleshooting services for existing manufacturing systems and processes. Recommend and/or evaluate potential process improvements; assemble or serve on process improvement teams, accident investigation teams.

  • Participate and support efforts regarding initiatives for Energy and Reliability.

  • Have knowledge of the design of mechanical systems in an industrial environment.

  • Possess strong working knowledge of the OSHA safety and construction standards, applicable ANSI and ASME manufacturing codes and standards.

Required Competencies:

  • Demonstrate Good Judgment

  • Execute Action Plan

  • Initiate Action

  • Build Trusting Relationships

  • Innovate

Education & Experience:

  • 4-year Engineering degree preferred with 5 years related experience OR High School Diploma 10+ years industrial project management experience.

  • Must be able to work required overtime, including being on-call.

  • Must have good managerial skills.

  • Must be able to communicate ideas both verbally and in writing.

  • Must be able to be the project scheduling champion.

  • Must be able to organize and effectively lead meetings.

  • Experience with project scheduling software is a plus

  • Experience with AutoCad drawings is a plus

  • Project work will be primarily based in, but not limited to, Columbia, SC, Aiken, SC, and Thomson, GA

Based upon the experience level of the candidate selected, the position may be filled as a Project Engineer, Sr. Project Engineer, or Staff Engineer.

Work Shift

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

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

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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