Allen Plant - Advanced Production Manager

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Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Blacksburg, SC, US, 29702

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


The Production Leader is responsible for the daily management and performance of the production department. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the areas of safety, environment, quality, delivery, cost, morale, and OFI’s.  The Production Leader is responsible for being knowledgeable of plant systems to ensure compliance to standard practices throughout the production department. This position is located at our Allen Plant in Blacksburg, SC.

The work schedule for this role is Monday – Friday, 1st shift; however, on occasion may be required to work additional hours.



  • Responsible for improving quality of performance of production teams.
    • Ensure batchsheets are followed and correctly documented.
    • Perform informal audits of batchsheets and reactions in process.
    • Ensure training systems are adequate.
    • Help investigations of off quality including implementation of corrective action.
  • Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork, and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Track associate hours, absences, and vacations.
  • Ensure Production Associates are paid properly.  This includes a weekly review of timesheets ensuring correct pay rates, and correct implementation of vacation pay and holiday pay, and distribution of paychecks.
  • Track and evaluate and review associate performance.
  • Conduct biannual reviews of production associates - operator level and warehouse associate(s).
  • Ensure production associates have adequate training to perform their job.
  • Review and evaluate associate training progression. Regularly review with associates.
  • Make schedule adjustments and redirect workforce as needed to fill production orders.
  • Conduct morning meetings to transition shifts, cover relative plant status information, and address items within area of responsibility.
  • Perform work and area audits to ensure work completed and work site housekeeping is maintained.
  • Work with Human Resources to solicit, interview, and hire Production Associates.
  • Assist in the plant wide enforcement of all safety rules and regulations.
  • Assist in the plant wide enforcement of all environmental rules and regulations.
  • Actively participate in the plant safety process, including participation on a safety team.
  • Actively participate in plant labor stabilization meetings.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the manager.





  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in related field. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and ownership with little supervision.
  • Strong problem-solving capability.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead team members.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering. 
  • Background in Chemical Manufacturing.
  • Project Management skills.
  • Prior/Current leadership role(s) demonstrating ability to lead a large group of individuals.




Ability to sit down at least

50% of day


Ability to stand while working at least

50% of day


Ability to move throughout the plant at least

25% of day


Ability to lift to at least 35 lbs. without assistance

10% of day


Ability to walk upstairs or use ladders at some frequency

10% of day


Ability to bend or stoop

10% of day

Visual Acuity

Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties, including reading information from printed sources and computer screens at least

As Required


Ability to make decisions, reason & understand information

As Required



Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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