ALMA Mechanical Expert Technic

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Nicholls, GA, US, 31554

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.


Mechanical Equipment Technician (MET)

REPORTS TO:  Plant Engineer


Mon – Friday shifts

OT as needed


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This is a non-rotating, straight 8-hour shift position with a normal schedule of M-F, but some weekends may be required.

Safety:  The operator follows prescribed safety procedures (Ref. SHMS 004).

This procedure explains the job description of the Mechanical Equipment Technician (MET).

The primary responsibility of the Mechanical Equipment Technician (MET) also known as a Maintenance Technician is to safely maintain the equipment or assigned area by performing proper mechanical duties at Alma.  This includes working in a team environment toward common goals for compliance with corporate and complex initiatives.

Responsibilities:  Repairing Plant Lift Trucks and performing preventative maintenance on them including hydraulic cylinder repairs, hydraulic hose replacement, servicing brakes, all aspects of maintaining lift trucks.

Performing Maintenance on the support equipment.

Servicing the Plant Loading dock levelers / monthly preventative maintenance.

Inspecting Plant Hoists for Safety / proper operation.

Must be willing to travel for bi-annual training for lift truck maintenance and hoist maintenance usually held in Greenville, S.C. Training can last 2-3 days.

Performing readiness tests / weekly running of plant fire protection diesels and emergency generator.

Maintaining Grounds upkeep equipment, performing preventative maintenance on tractors, pumps, String trimmer etc.

Greasing Lubrication of fans used in HVAC, ventilation, roof fans, etc.

Maintaining plant chlorinators for proper operation.

Operation of Lift Trucks and skyjacks.

Assuring the equipment safety and environmental standards throughout plant.

Involvement in the plant safety process and participating on an assigned safety team.

Occasionally filling in for a rotating tech if they are out which could include night shift schedule.

Complete the maintenance services on equipment in a timely manner.

Help to maintain spare parts for assigned area and vendor communications.

Proper housekeeping in work areas.

Special projects assigned including assembling, moving and retrofitting equipment.

Participate in off-shift activities which include call backs for breakdown opportunities.

Troubleshooting and cause analysis activities.

Familiar with completing checklists, reading mechanical drawings and OEM manuals.

Participate in team meetings by sharing performance, opportunities and ideas to improve.


1.             Improve maintenance skills through standardization.

2.             Adherence to corporate audits and mechanical standards

3.             Improve maintenance performance utilizing measurement system

4.             Parts failure analysis and spare parts inventory control

5.             Improve MTBF after maintenance


1.             In-house machinery maintenance audits

2.             Corporate Machinery Maintenance Audit

3.             Meantime between failures (MTBF)

Authorized Shut Down:  The operator is authorized to shut down the machine if it is unsafe or producing off quality.


High School Diploma or equivalent education and/or experience


Experience in using various types of manufacturing machinery and tools typically found in carpet/non-woven- yarn production or a related industry.                     


Proven manufacturing experience typically developed through previous experience.


Qualifications, Certifications, etc., Communication and interpersonal skills


Problem-solving skills


Energetic, self-driven, results-oriented, a positive “can do” outlook with a clear focus on deliverables. Successful associates are highly organized, naturally forward planning, logical, structured thinker who critically assesses his/her own performance.    Able to work extended hours on occasions when required. Must be able to work shifts.  Able to communicate coherently – both verbally and via written media. Understands the principles of manufacturing

Professionalism:  fosters mutual respect and supports the company's commitment to diversity.

Physical Requirement

Frequency, Amount or Description Daily

10% Standing

40% moving

15% Lifting

15% Pushing/ Pulling

5% Reaching/Climbing (step up and floor level

10% Bending/Stooping

0% Sitting

while pulling yarn, splicing yarn

Moving up and down the length of the machine to inspect and correct production issues

Lifting packages up to 20lbs.

Push yarn trucks, pushing pulling yarn crates with pallet jack

Access overhead equipment / materials

Reaching product/Materials

Must be able to hear warning alarms and fellow associates

Cognitive skills:  Alert, able to make decisions, to understand information and instructions, ability to plan.  Must comply with company rules, including but not limited to Safety, Attendance and job specifications.

Must be able to work in a non-climate-controlled environment with heat setting devices used.

Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions.


ASSOCIATED RISKS:  Inappropriate handling of the materials resulting in overexertion and exhaustion, risk of equipment failure and complacency that may lead to procedures followed incorrectly. Employees who don’t value the importance of physically lifting objects the right way risk strains and sprains and even broken bones. Heavy equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts present numerous dangers to personnel.  Contact with moving machine parts and products resulting in injury.   


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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