Support Associate

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Date: Jun 25, 2022

Location: Duncan Stewart LaGrange, GA, US, 30240

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.




Milliken & Company

Duncan Stewart Plant




JOB TITLE:              Creeler/ Support Operator


REPORTS TO:         Shift Supervisor


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Creeler loads yarn and racks yarn on arbors in the creel,

splices, and strips yarn.



PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT-Ear protection, goggles only as needed





  1. Must be able to understand yarn labels and tell the difference between various types of yarn
  2. Must be able to load yarn from the conveyor into buggies or onto carts and push
  3. Must be able to rack yarn in creel on 6 levels of arbors, which includes bending and reaching
  4. Must be able to work rotating shifts, 10 hours or more, and move about on foot, racking at a minimum of 7 seconds per package
  5. Must be able to follow instructions, including training instructions such as standard work, creel boards, diagrams of creel, and verbal instructions from management.





  1. Standing: Continuous for 10 hour shifts
  2. Sitting:   none                              
  3. Moving:  As required to get to all parts of the creel, between trees.
  4. Lifting:     Must be able to lift up to 22 pounds repetitively on a 10 hour shift
  5. Climbing:  Must be able to move up stairs, up to 3 flights as needed
  6. Push/Pull: Must be able to push full carts of yarn  
  7. Visual Acuity: Must be able to distinguish yarn labels
  8. Bending/Stooping: Must be able to access the lowest arbor in the creel which may be only 6” from the floor with full package of yarn in hands
  9. Reaching: Must be able to access the top arbor of the creel, which includes lift a full package of yarn above head with arms extended
  10.  Other:  Must be able to load, rack, splice according to time studies on standard work instructions in order to meet production


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.