Duncan Stewart Support Associate

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Date: Sep 4, 2022

Location: LaGrange, GA, US, 30240

Company: Milliken and Company

At Milliken, our work begins behind the scenes often taking shape in a lab. The molecules and materials we create are transforming lives and experiences around the world. We're a global leader with over 155 years of expertise in research, design and manufacturing specializing in the textile, chemical, healthcare, and flooring industries. 

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, our eight thousand associates across 46 locations are a diverse global team of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, designers, thinkers, and problem solvers. People who come to work every day with curious minds and an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers and communitiesNamed to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 15 consecutive years, we rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations.




Milliken & Company

Duncan Stewart Plant




JOB TITLE:              Creeler/ Support Operator


REPORTS TO:         Shift Supervisor


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The Creeler loads yarn and racks yarn on arbors in the creel,

splices, and strips yarn.



PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT-Ear protection, goggles only as needed





  1. Must be able to understand yarn labels and tell the difference between various types of yarn
  2. Must be able to load yarn from the conveyor into buggies or onto carts and push
  3. Must be able to rack yarn in creel on 6 levels of arbors, which includes bending and reaching
  4. Must be able to work rotating shifts, 10 hours or more, and move about on foot, racking at a minimum of 7 seconds per package
  5. Must be able to follow instructions, including training instructions such as standard work, creel boards, diagrams of creel, and verbal instructions from management.





  1. Standing: Continuous for 10 hour shifts
  2. Sitting:   none                              
  3. Moving:  As required to get to all parts of the creel, between trees.
  4. Lifting:     Must be able to lift up to 22 pounds repetitively on a 10 hour shift
  5. Climbing:  Must be able to move up stairs, up to 3 flights as needed
  6. Push/Pull: Must be able to push full carts of yarn  
  7. Visual Acuity: Must be able to distinguish yarn labels
  8. Bending/Stooping: Must be able to access the lowest arbor in the creel which may be only 6” from the floor with full package of yarn in hands
  9. Reaching: Must be able to access the top arbor of the creel, which includes lift a full package of yarn above head with arms extended
  10.  Other:  Must be able to load, rack, splice according to time studies on standard work instructions in order to meet production




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.