R401 Machine Operator

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Date: Sep 21, 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.




Broadloom Operator (R401)


The purpose of this job is to fulfill Operator level jobs and tasks in the Broadloom value stream.


Jobs in this class are:


  1. R401 Sew-on / Rover (Primary job to fill)
  2. R401 Inspector
  3. R101 Sew-on
  4. Cross train and fill in on Operator level jobs

Some skills required for these positions include:

  • Perform planned maintenance and daily team maintenance
  • Follow planning map and dye schedule
  • Sew straight seams and free of creases from the sew-on table
  • Receive in inventory (SAP)
  • Operate PIV with long pole attachment
  • Knowledge of base carpet

The position will report to the Broadloom Supervisor.


Some responsibilities include:

    • Comply with all plant, area safety rules, LOTO procedures and ISO specifications.
    • Confirm trailers on board are at dock and call trailers.
    • Verify greige was issued correctly in SAP.
    • Perform Weekly cycle counts.
    • Stage/Confirm greige is ready for upcoming colorways.
    • Draw Pic lines on carpet when unloading and measure length to make sure they are correct width.
    • Inspect rolls when unloading to make sure the ID line is on the correct side.
    • Transport/Dispose of tubes.
    • Clean Millitron Pre-Circulation filters as needed.
    • Unload supplier trailers.
    • Perform periodic audits.
    • Fill in on Sew on, Millitron, & Inspection jobs to cover for vacations/absences and breaks.
  • Proper handling of tubes in the inspection area, disposable, shipping of tubes, and maintain tubes for the inspector.
  • Keeping dumpsters emptied at R101 sew on area, inspection area, reinspect tables and cut tables.

This is a non-rotating, straight  first shift 12-hour shift position with a normal schedule of M-F, but some weekends may be required.

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.