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Alma - Senior Machine Operator

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Date: Jun 13, 2021

Location: Alma, GA, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.




The nonwoven operator is responsible for the following:

1.             Keeping hands clean when handling fabric.

2.             Clean line between lot changes.


4.             Assist with cleaning/repairing needleboards.

5.             Change needleboards in machines.

                 5.1  Felt to Universal:  Change All Boards in Loom #1 and Top Boards in Loom #2

                 5.2  Universal to Felt:  Change all boards in Loom #1 and Top Boards in Loom #3

6.             Set up control panel for lot to be processed and record any adjustments needed

                (Ref. NW FORM 1).

7.             Start up nonwoven line.

8.             Perform quality checks, and make adjustments to process as allowed.

9.             Remove rolls from conveyor, remove quality samples from fabric, package rolls, print label

                and apply to plastic package, and transport roll to dock area.

10.           Insert tubes on winder rollers and load into winder, set winder doff length.

11.           Load Scrim Feed system as required by product type.

12.           Continually monitor fabric as it runs through the process every 15 minutes.

13.           Conduct quality inspections every hour.  Record results on NW Form 8

                13.1   During Quality Inspection:  If Defect is Found, Follow NW WKINST 15

14.           Handle and bale waste materials

15.           Perform preventive maintenance on machinery.

16.           Maintain MPS process, and participate in Daily Team Maintenance.   (Ref.  NW FORM 6)

17.           General housekeeping.

18.           Perform lift truck duties (moving finish rolls, scrim, waste)

                  REFER TO SPI 55 Before Loading and Unloading any trailer, you must inspect trailer for     

                   damages and fill out the form on page 6 of SPI 55

19.           Work in teams to ensure that all machines are operating in an efficient manner

                and producing a quality product.

20.           Shut down line at the end of a production run by stopping machine and disabling all drivers.

21.           Suggest improvements in work methods by determining the root cause of specific problems   

                   and developing solutions to avoid reoccurrences.

22.           Maintains production reports and efficiency records.

23.           Ensure all Safety Chains and Guards are in place while machine is running

24.           Cut a 3 feet swatch as required for inspection.

25.           Clean the Non Woven Line every 3rd. doff and record  “Cleaning Doff” on the Alma Non  

                Woven Roll Log next to the roll number.  On cleaning doff the following items must be    


                1.   Remove Needles and Tags from Magnets

                2.   Clean Tags out of Looms, Top and Bottom Stitching Plates

                3.   Clean 2nd. Loom Top Entry Fans every 2nd. doff for Universal  and once every shift for                    


26.           Record line settings every two hours on set up sheet.

27.           Measure and record in “Excel Database” roll width on every roll of YC 205, 15 pick Universal  


28.           Insure ink cartridges are removed from print heads while not running felt.

Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.