Milliken Johnston Plant Shift Supervisor

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Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Johnston, SC, US, 29832

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Job Title:  Milliken Johnston Plant Shift VOH Production Supervisor

Job Summary: 

This position is located at the Milliken Johnston Plant located in Johnston, SC and reports to the Plant Manager.  The position is responsible for leading a team of hourly production associates and for achieving productivity, efficiency, cost, quality, delivery, and safety objectives.   

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of production associates in the Weave Room to:
    1. Foster a working environment that promotes open communications, teamwork and individual engagement to accomplish goals and objectives
    2. Ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner to meet delivery objectives
    3. Ensure all associates are paid correctly
    4. Ensure that written performance evaluations of supervised associates are completed as required, provide continuous feedback on personnel performance issues, and take immediate action to recognize achievements and address deficiencies or problems
  • Ensure all associates are trained in and fully participate in the safety process
  • Ensure appropriate job related training is given to all associates and provide the necessary resources so that associates are able to perform their job-related duties within the ISO and MPS framework
  • Work closely with Human Resources to successfully manage personnel related procedures to include:
    1. Analysis of current and future hiring needs
    2. Interviewing and hiring process
    3. Training and cross-training plans
    4. Administering disciplinary action           
  • Keep Location Manager informed of all situations and decisions that could impact the performance of the location
  • Work closely with the Business and Plant product development groups to develop new products and processes
  • Manage department variances daily to control costs

Qualifications - Required:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and use resources creatively
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Communications skills – verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Ability to be an effective team player
  • Be able to work a second or night shift rotation based on plant business needs


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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