Live Oak 70X Control Equipment Technic

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Date: Sep 4, 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.




Control Equipment Technician – 70X

Job Description

The Control Equipment Technician (CET) is responsible for performing general and preventive maintenance on the electrical & mechanical systems on the equipment. Responsible for trouble shooting and calibrating and servicing electrical & mechanical systems and sensors. This associate will also be well versed in production equipment and can fill in as an operator as needed by the department.


The CET has the following progression path from entry level to top rate:



Job Title


Job Level

Apprentice Technician

(Temp to hire)

Survey of Jobs Tile Coating (3 jobs)


Survey of Jobs Tile Print (6 jobs)


Survey of jobs Broadloom (9 jobs)


Mechanical Technician

Engineering safety and environmental PIV & basic certifications


Basic mechanical maintenance


Advanced mechanical maintenance training


Firewatch training


Control Equipment Technician

Electrical certification & basic education


Advanced electrical education (circuts, relays, etc)


Motors & Controls


Diagrams & Calibration


Area Specific Mechanical Maintenance


Area Specialization Training



The troubleshooter is responsible for responding to equipment breakdowns and/or trouble calls from the manufacturing processes, with the goal of minimizing downtime and providing process support to achieve quality and production goals.  The successful candidate will have good problem-solving skills, knowledge and experience with mechanical and electrical maintenance of industrial processes.  The position reports to the Supervisor (VOHS) in the Tile Print department but works closely with the designated team lead.  The CET shall be self-motivated, demonstrate strong communication skills, and must be able to work with others in a team environment.

Primary job functions include reactive/preventive electrical and mechanical maintenance of production and auxiliary equipment.  Additionally, the CET will be assigned to project work ranging from housekeeping to process improvements that will be generated from our day to day manufacturing operations. Job responsibilities include maintenance of electrical systems, troubleshooting breakdowns, electrical, pneumatic and/or mechanical along with abnormal machine and/or process operations. Position will also assist with maintaining spare parts inventory, working with or leading contractors, completing work orders assigned, and complying with all plant safety rules and procedures.



The Tile Coating CET will work:

  • Various work schedules are available.


Job Requirements

  • Complete demonstrated skill progression targets at expected rate.
  • Actively participate in the Live Oak Complex safety process. This includes complying with all safety rules and procedures.
  • Work the scheduled hours.
  • Be available for after hour support on weekend / evenings as required.
  • Able to interact effectively with management, staff, vendors, customers, and work independently, and/or as part of a team.
  • Available to supplement running the range as an operator as necessary.


Required General Skills

  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to function in a self-directed environment.
  • Must excel in a fast-paced, agile environment where critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills are required for success.
  • Innovative thinker who is positive, proactive, and readily embraces change.
  • Ability to communicate professionally during all interfaces.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.


Required Technical Skills

  • Associate must have minimum 2 years industrial electrical/mechanical experience.  A 2-year electrical or electro-mechanical degree from an accredited school is preferred, but not required.
  • Associate must have working knowledge of the tools and materials common to the electrical trade.
  • Associate must have strong electrical/mechanical knowledge that includes; drive systems, piping systems, pneumatics, and hydraulics.

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.