Process Improvement Professional

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Date: Apr 13, 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 located at the Milliken – Magnolia Plant located in Blacksburg, SC and reports to the Process Improvement Manager.  The position is responsible for leading continuous improvement efforts at the site.   Typical hours are Monday—Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  However, due to continuous operations of the plant, the work schedule may require arriving before 8:00 am, staying beyond 5:00 pm, and participation in the management team weekend rotation schedule.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the conditions that impact the processes and products
  • Use sound project management skills to manage multiple improvement projects
  • Analyze problems and implement solutions using critical thinking skills
  • Incorporate creative thinking to problem solving to identify unique and different ways to make things better/more consistent/faster/cheaper/efficient
  • Prepare diagrams, charts, tables to reflect findings and support recommendations
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse group of associates
  • Work effectively with a diverse group of associates to accomplish project and location goals
  • Participate fully in the Safety Process


Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, work under pressure, and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Textile, Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial Engineering major
  • Previous manufacturing experience (intern, co-op, or fulltime)

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Communication skills – verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills


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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