Alma - Senior Machine Operator

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Date: Sep 26, 2021

Location: GA, US

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.




Job Summary:

This position is located at the Milliken Alma site in Alma, GA. The Production Team Members report to the Production Manager.  The Operators are responsible for performing highly diversified duties and processes to support the achievement of the site’s safety and production goals. Work hours are Monday through Friday, on a non-rotating, straight 8 hour shift but may, on occasion, require flexibility outside of the normal work schedule.





The operator follows prescribed safety procedures (Ref. SHMS 004).




This job consists of inspecting yarn, handling yarn packages up to 20lbs, ensuring correct thread up of machine, fixing yarn break outs, and labeling

The Superba operator is responsible for the following:

  1. Obtain daily work assignment upon arrival 
  2. Making labels to identify heatset yarns
  3. Creeling the superbas.
  4. Correctly threading the superbas on the creel end 
  5. Starting up the superba vessel
  6. Properly threading the superba turnaround zone
  7. Splicing the yarn at the winder
  8. Threading winders correctly 
  9. Starting winders 
  10. Repairing mis-doffs on the winders 
  11. Loading superba magazine with tubes
  12. Keeping hands clean at all times when handling yarn.          
  13. Inspect and tie off doffs
  14. Manually packing yarn 
  15. Packing non-heatset yarn 
  16. Transport yarn to stretchwrap system 
  17. Operate small stretchwrap system 
  18. Performing lot changes 
  19. Perform Job Risk Assessments 
  20. Turning in twisting doff tickets that have been creeled during shift to the lab at the end of the shift. Complete daily operator effectiveness audit (REF. STDWK-SH22
  21. Routinely serve as an assignment leader for the superba room (REF. STDWK- SH20).
  22. Keeping hands clean at all times when handling yarn.
  23. Perform other job duties as requested by your immediate manager. Operator must fill out JSA if necessary.
  24. Comply with all plant, area safety rules, LOTO procedures and standard work.
  25. Inspect product quality, appropriately responding to non-conforming product
  26. Maintain time and production records
  27. May be selected to perform duties based upon production demands.

Authorized Shut Down

The operator is authorized to shut down a Superba if it is unsafe or producing off quality, such as wet yarn, stretched yarn, pulled fibers or any other unusual occurrence. 



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.