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Roving Operator

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Date: Apr 3, 2021

Location: Gainesville, 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.


We are looking for a Roving Operator to join the Milliken-New Holland company. This position will be operating the machinery with the utmost care to ensure efficiency and safety.




  • Follows the prescribed safety procedures.
  • Transports full cans product to the machine and empty cans back to the staging area, according to signage.
  • Load/unloads product into/from machines as needed.
  • Repairs full and empty bobbin conveyor jams.
  • Repairs breaks in material.
  • Cleans their area in the prescribed manner.
  • Monitors the machines and empties the waste boxes as needed.
  • Identifies non-conforming material, the tender notifies the production manager and/or technician.


Preferred Requirements:


  • Proven experience in manufacturing/textiles
  • Attention to detail and familiarity with textile machinery


Job Type:


  • Full Time (Temp to Perm)
  • Shift Schedule:
    • Third Shift -        12:00am – 8:00am (overtime as needed)
  • Monday through Friday (weekends as needed)



  • Standing:              Ability to stand while operating spinning frame
  • Sitting:                  Ability to sit down for a meeting
  • Lifting:                  Ability to lift to 8lbs multiple times per day
  • Climbing:              Ability to walk upstairs, steps, etc.
  • Push/Pull/Reach: Ability to push/pull/reach for roving bobbins
  • Bending:               Ability to pick up objects from the floor
  • Visual Acuity:        Ability to machine displays, touch screens
  • Walking:               Ability to walk around the spinning frame
  • Housekeeping:     Ability to maintain a clean and organize work area


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.