Limestone - Control Equipment Technician 1st Shift

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Date: Jul 16, 2021

Location: Gaffney, SC, 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.




The CET reports to the Engineering Services Manager. 


Primary Duties:  Perform mechanical and electrical maintenance on all plant/facility equipment.  Perform mechanical maintenance on plant HVAC equipment.  Troubleshoot and diagnose machine or equipment electrical issues and repair as needed.  Run conduit and wire equipment. Must be able to do metal fabrication.


Job Procedures:

  1. Follow all established plant and job specific safety rules.
  2. Must be certified in Powered Industrial Trucks training.  Must drive company truck for company errands when needed.
  3. Responsible for general electrical and mechanical maintenance including but not limited to, facility electrical and production equipment and fire protections systems.
  4. Responsible for operating various shop equipment including lathes, milling machines, welders, cutting torch, pipe threader, and various saws.
  5. Functional knowledge of electrical maintenance and troubleshooting required, as well as safe work practices.
  6. Experience in A/C and D/C controls and motors required.
  7. Make adjustments to controls, supply grills, ducts, valves, and other equipment to maintain specified temperature and relative humidity requirements.
  8. Maintain, change and/or clean filter media in the filter houses and air washes.
  9. Check functional operation of all assigned equipment at assigned intervals.
  10. Check and maintained water treatment chemicals (if assigned).
  11. Change or adjust fan belts as needed to maintain proper operation of fan units.
  12. Clean air conditioning and cooling equipment.
  13. Maintain, change, and/or repair pumps and motors as needed.
  14. Maintain housekeeping and organization of materials in the assigned work area.
  15. Advise management of any items that need to be ordered to maintain or repair plant equipment.
  16. Work on special projects and perform all other duties as directed by management.


Minimum Job Requirements:  Must have previous electrical maintenance experience, preferably textile related, including yarn and/or greige manufacturing or applicable degree/certifications in electrical systems, industrial electronics, mechatronics, or similar.  Must be able to read and write and have good communication skills.  Basic math and computer skills are required.  The job requires frequent climbing of steps/ladders, pushing, pulling, bending, and kneeling.  Must be able to read control diagrams.  Competency testing may be required.  Must be cleared by Occupational Nurse for vision and color vision.


Follow all Safety Rules, and comply with the Job Safety & Health Analysis (JSHA).  All Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be used as required.  Any accident or near miss must be reported immediately.


The above are primary duties of the job and are not a detailed job description. Other duties may be needed to complete the job.

Normal hours are Monday - Friday, this is a straight first shift position.  Schedule may vary based on plant opportunities.  Weekend work may be required.




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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.