Gilliland EG Knit Machine Operator

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Date: Mar 3, 2024

Location: Laurens, SC, US, 29360

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.

Position:  Knit Machine Operator                                           Location:  Gilliland Plant


Milliken & Company: Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken is one of the largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers in the world.  Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service.  Milliken has been named one of America’s Best Companies to Work for by Fortune Magazine.


Job Description:

The knit machine operator is responsible for operating a set of high speed knit machines. The operator must patrol their set to be sure machines are running first quality products. The operator is responsible for keeping the machines running and controlling stop levels.


  • Fill out and understand necessary paperwork in order complete assignments correctly.
  • Ensure the right products, i.e., materials, chemicals, yarn, etcetera are in the right place.
  • Work safely while completing assigned task.
  • Work as a team with other operators and other associates.
  • This position will report directly to the Team Leader and Sr. Operations Manager.


Job Requirements:

The Knit Machine Operator needs to be comfortable in performing and leading the following:

  • Ability to learn other duties in plant.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work effectively to achieve maximum efficiency.
  • Working knowledge of safety rules and strict adherence to all rules that govern Adv. Operators.
  • Ability to use SAP and computer entry.


Highly qualified candidates will have the following additional attributes:

Results oriented, Energetic, resourceful with strong service orientation and a positive can-do attitude.

Ability to understand general safety requirements and articulate to others.

Respected by others and ability to get along with all associates.

Organizational skills

Ability to read and understand direction.


Salary Range: $14.42 - $16.25


Milliken & Company

Gilliland Plant

1108 Church St.

Laurens, SC 29360

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.

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