ALMA Sr Machine Operator - Lab Tech 1st Shift

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Date: Jun 14, 2024

Location: Nichols, 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.

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



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




            The stretch wrap operator is responsible for the following:


  1. Ensuring proper machine set up.
  2. Ensuring proper dye tank start up
  3. Issuing lot numbers
  4. Issuing prep notices
  5. Performing twist checks
  6. Issuing tube colors
  7. Performing a variety of quality checks
  8. Performing barber pole checks.
  9. Performing dye sock testing
  10. Inspect and record dye tail samples.
  11. Must certify as Robotics operator.
  12. Relieving superba operators for breaks - personal time as trained.
  13. Perform reworks as needed.
  14. Keeping hands clean at all time when handling yarn.
  15. Inspects machines for off quality and yarn mixes.
  16. Perform other job duties as requested by your immediate manager. Operator must fill out JSA if necessary.

Authorized Shut Down


            The operator is authorized to shut down the stretch wrap machine or hyster if it is unsafe.  



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.




Teamwork:  Interacts effectively and builds respectful relationships within and between departments and among individuals



Communication Skills:  Communicates effectively in ways that enhance productivity and builds respectful relationships.  Demonstrates active listening, written, verbal skills.  Shares relevant information.  Is personable and approachable.  Has the ability to provide constructive input.



Self-Motivated, Demonstrates Flexibility and Adaptable to Change:  Responds positively to change, showing willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work.  Shows an interest in the job, makes recommendations for improvement.



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


Safety:  Contributes to a safe and secure environment by following established procedures and protocols


Quality and Innovation:  Communicates and takes ownership in the processes to improve Safety, work processes, enhance customer satisfaction, and ensure excellence in daily work



Efficiency:  Takes efforts to accomplish work in ways that maximize available resources and minimize waste



Completion of relevant production Element Trees


Completion of assigned Training and certification classes


Completion of Milliken Associate Training



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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