Carding Technician

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Date: Jun 17, 2024

Location: Mayodan, NC, US, 27027

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.

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 TITLE / LOCATION
Production- Opening Carding Technician

 

JOB CLASSIFICATION
The operator has the responsibility to identify any non-conformity in the Quality System as it relates to their area of responsibility and report it to the Production Manager, P.I. Department or ISO Management representative.

 

POSITION REPORTS TO:
Opening/Carding Supervisor

 

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Opening/Carding Technician is responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of machinery in the opening/carding department. The technician ensures adherence to safety protocols, quality standards, and environmental responsibilities as outlined in company policies and procedures. Communicate with the outgoing technician to discuss any ongoing issues. Repair machinery breakdowns and flag items for repair, logging downtime and contacting appropriate personnel for critical issues. Exhibit strong troubleshooting skills to diagnose, repair, and resolve machinery breakdowns promptly; escalate complex issues to appropriate personnel. Performs proper removal of all chokes and waste off shafts. Conduct regular patrols of machinery, inspecting for quality issues and mechanical problems, and take corrective actions as needed. Handle non-conforming materials by correcting issues or notifying supervisor. Responsible for making card changes. Authorized to shut down machinery to address safety hazards, inadequate cleaning, mixtures and contamination, abnormal noises, or any other quality issues.

• Must be capable of climbing and using ladders up to 14’ high.
• Standing and walking 10 to 11 hours per shift.
• Lifting up to 50 lbs. and over with help
• Must be able to reach into areas on the machine to make repairs and use required hand tools and gauges as
• Push a tool cart with the required tools and supplies to make minor repairs using 10-15lbs push force
• Use sky jack and forklift

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Read
• Recognize all colors
• Air Hose/broom
• Push pull – lifting
• Competency/Aptitude Testing

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• dependable
• leadership capabilities
• previous experience

 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS
• Operate Lift Truck
• Operate Sky Jack
• Operate Pull Cat

 

AUTHORIZED TRAINING TIME

 

MACHINES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
• Lockout tag out
• Machine parts
• lubricants
• Hand tools
• Lift truck
• Sky jack
• Pull cat
• Air hose
• Utility knife
• Broom

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT USED:
• Ear plugs
• Steel Toe Safety Shoes
• Safety Glasses
• Goggles
• N95 dust mask
• Cut resistant glove

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FREQUENCY, AMOUNT, OR DESCRIPTION
1. Standing: Standing/walking approx. 11 hrs. per day 95% of day
2. Sitting: Ability to sit down 10% of day
3. Moving: Ability to move throughout plant: 95% of day
4. Lifting: up to 50 lbs. and over with assistance 25% of day
5. Ascending/Descending: Ability to walk upstairs, climbing and using ladders 35% of day
6. Push/Pull/Reach: 10 to 15 lbs. force to push. Reach up to 72”
7. Bending: Ability to pick up objects from the floor 25% of day
8. Visual Acuity: Read identification labels, complete required forms
9. Cognitive: Alert. Able to make decisions, reason, and understand
information. 100% of day
10. Pulmonary: Ability to work in cotton dust environment. Meet cotton 100% of day
pulmonary function requirements

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/SAFETY-SENSITIVE POSITION
This job operates in a manufacturing facility. This position is a safety-sensitive position and regularly works around moving mechanical parts and powered industrial vehicles. Noise level is generally loud. Temperatures can be more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Humidity level can be more than 98% for 100% of day.

 

SHIFT/WORK HOURS
Shift schedule will depend on open positions at time of hire and will be communicated with new hire paperwork. Weekends and holidays are scheduled depending on business demands.
• Shift: 7 PM – 7 AM

PAY/PAY PROGRESSION:

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The company is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to any protected characteristic. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY AND DOES NOT CREATE A CONTRACT FOR EMPLOYMENT FOR A DEFINITE TERM.
EMPLOYMENT AT MILLIKEN IS "AT WILL" UNLESS EXPLICITLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN A SIGNED AGREEMENT.
qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

 

 

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.

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