Magnolia - Maintenance & Electrical Manager

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Date: Mar 24, 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.

This position is responsible for coordinating and supporting all processes related to the maintenance of the plant’s electrical distribution system and electrical systems associated with the production equipment.  The Engineering Services Electrical/Controls Group Engineer is directly responsible for leading the Controls team of Engineers, Engineering Supervisors and hourly technicians.  Total direct and indirect reports for the Engineering Services Electrical/Controls Group Engineer exceeds 20+ at the Magnolia Finishing plant. This position is located at the Milliken Magnolia Finishing Plant located in Blacksburg, SC and reports to the location’s Engineering Services Manager. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure optimal performance of all electrical equipment to include continuous improvement, downtime reduction, energy consumption reduction, measurement, environmental impact:

            -digital drive, PLC, and process control systems

            -plant computer systems and networks

            -electrical power distribution and systems

            -create standard work audits, layered audits and appropriate work oversight

  • Maintain appropriate performance reports
  • Establish collaborative internal and external relationships:
    -engineering services team members

-plant departments

-outside contractors and vendors

  • Develop, evaluate, and maintain preventative maintenance processes
  • Understand and effectively participate in the plant safety process
  • Coordinate training, developing, and coaching team members:

-Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives
-Ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner
-Ensure safety rules are clearly understood and followed

  • Develop/implement capital investment projects/budgets
  • Manage maintenance spending to defined budget


Qualifications - Required:

  • BS degree (mechanical or electrical engineering)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 5 years minimum experience working in a manufacturing environment


Qualifications - Preferred:

  • Previous experience in a dyeing and finishing operation
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Experience in LEAN and six sigma principles


The successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Initiative and ability to take ownership of projects
  • Self-management skills
  • Problem-solving capability


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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