Duncan Stewart-Process Improvement Professional II

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Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: LaGrange, GA, US, 30240

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 Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Job Title:  Process Improvement Engineer  - DMS


Job Summary: 

This position is located at the Milliken Duncan Stewart Plant located in LaGrange, GA and reports to the Sr. Process Improvement Engineer.  The position is responsible for leading continuous improvement efforts at the site.  It plays a key role in the development and implementation of manufacturing process improvements that drive new performance levels, improve quality, consistency and cost. 

The Duncan Stewart Plant is part of the Floor Covering Division. Its primary manufacturing functions include tufting carpet and pressing rubber backed mats.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of all factors and conditions that impact the processes and products, including environmental impacts
  • Use sound project management skills to manage multiple improvement projects
  • Analyze problems and implement solutions using critical thinking skills and focused improvement methods
  • Incorporate creative thinking into the problem solving approach to identify unique and different ways to make things better/more consistent/faster/cheaper/efficient
  • Prepare diagrams, charts, tables to reflect findings and support recommendations
  • Work closely with the Product Development area to create new samples and products
  • Work closely with Manufacturing to develop new processes, procedures, or equipment modifications.
  • Communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of associates to accomplish project and location goals
  • Participate fully in the Safety Process


Qualifications - Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and analytical skills required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook.

Qualifications - Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering discipline preferred (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, any)
  • Previous manufacturing experience (intern, co-op, or fulltime)
  • Management or Leadership experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate strengths in the following:

  • Communication skills – verbal, written, and group presentations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills
  • Leadership skills



By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.