Knit Machine Operator

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Location: Laurens, SC, US, 29360

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.

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.