DMS Tufting Senior Machine Operator

Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: LaGrange, GA, US, 30241

Company: Milliken and Company

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DMS Tufting Operator

Location: LaGrange, GA, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Job Summary:


This position is located at the Milliken Duncan M Stewart site in LaGrange, GA. The production team members report to the Production Manager. 


What We Are Looking For:


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred not required
  • Manufacturing experience is preferred 
  • Must function effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Positive attitude & good work ethic
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and strong ability to multitask
  • Ability to have reliable and predictable attendance
  • Basic mathematical, reading, and communication skills
  • Good hand eye coordination
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including  shifts of 8-12 hours in duration
  • Must be able to stand for long periods
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. when performing specific job tasks
  • Ability to work weekends and overtime as required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 


What We Offer:

  • Pay progression:
  • Health benefits
  • 401k
  • Holiday Pay


What You’ll Do As A Sr. Machine Operator:


The Tufting Operator follows all prescribed safety procedures and standard work instructions. The operator starts, stops, and locks out machine as necessary. Maintains all necessary documentation (blue book and operator performance sheet).  Watches for quality issues and corrects, repairs, and mends issues.  Doffs rolls. Works with material handler to change backing. Required to creel as needed.  The Operator can properly change tufting needles, knives and loopers.  Communicates quality or machine issues to proper party.


  • Follow all safety rules.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment – to be observed according to plant rules for the area the associate is located
  • Participate in safety meetings to include leadership of audits and participation in all other safety meeting activities. 
  • Inspect products to ensure that specifications are met and to determine if machines need adjustment
  • Set up and operate textile machines that perform weaving operations
  • Cleaning and Doffing machines
  • Observe product to detect defects
  • Repairing minor material stops on machines
  • Examine equipment to determine causes of stoppage, such as filling, breaks, or mechanical defects
  • Take ownership of housekeeping and 5S for the department including continuous improvement efforts.
  • Perform any other assignments deemed necessary by your supervisor
  • Understand the environmental impacts and aspects of job related activities.  Follow established Milliken & Company guidelines concerning use of all chemicals.  Comply with all Environmental regulations and Milliken Environmental Policies and Rules


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.