Allen Plant - Mechanical Technician I

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Date: Mar 28, 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.


Milliken’s Allen Plant in Blacksburg, SC is seeking a qualified individual to join its manufacturing team as a Mechanical Technician. This position creates value by ensuring reliability of equipment to help meet and exceed the facility's goals for quality and production by inspecting, troubleshooting, and diagnosing mechanical problems on all manufacturing equipment in accordance with plant policies and procedures. Entry level associates will be expected to rotate on a 12-hour shift, first and third rotation.



  • Perform maintenance and repairs on equipment, tools, machines, and buildings.
  • Analyze and solve mechanical problems and assist manufacturing personnel on process-related problems.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and establishes new PM activities as needed.
  • Involvement in installation of machinery, machine moves and plant rearrangements.
  • Continuous process improvement implementation with respect to Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Understands, follows, and implements all safety-related standards and practices.



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One of the following:
    • Associate or Technical degree or higher in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Automation Engineering, or similar
    • A minimum of two (2) years of mechanical and industrial equipment maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting experience in a manufacturing, industrial, military or production environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite applications, creating and editing Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, on-call, and holidays.
  • Experience reading and following control scheme, electrical and maintenance schematics/blueprints.
  • Willing and able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and in hot or cold weather conditions.
  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for up to 12 hours a day.
  • Willing and able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Willing and able to follow facial hair guidelines for respirator usage.
  • Understanding of working knowledge of a wide range of industrial equipment, including pumps, bearings, mechanical seals, steam traps, steam heaters, safety relief devices, agitators, conveyers, air compressors, HVAC systems, heat exchangers, cooling towers, fire protection systems, and industrial scales.
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding of blueprints, P&ID and equipment specification documents.
  • Basic proficiency in aerial lifts, rigging, and hoists; to include hoist maintenance and inspection.



  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • OSHA 10-hour for General Industry.
  • NFPA 70E certified.
  • Proficiency with machinery alignment, including laser alignment.
  • Entry Level Vibration Analysis (ISO Level I) certified.
  • Proficiency with ultrasonic analysis, for use with greasing applications, and leak detection.
  • Proficiency with oil analysis, understanding of machinery lubrication, and lubrication oil handling requirements.
  • Understanding of PSM/IPL Fundamentals.
  • Previous experience in Energy, Chemical, or pharmaceutical production environment. 




Ability to sit down at least

25% of day


Ability to stand while working at least

95% of day


Ability to move throughout the plant at least

25% of day


Ability to lift to at least 65 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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