Pendleton CET / Shift Mechanic

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Date: Jun 30, 2024

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29671

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.

Milliken & Company

Pendleton Finishing Plant






Shift Mechanic/CET




Rotating Shift.   This shift works 10 hours when scheduled.  Scheduled work hours are from 8 AM to 6 PM or 10 PM to 8 AM. 




Based on previous work skills and/or knowledge.  Pay range $22.10 to $25.75 for Technician. 




This position reports to the Post-Dye Engineer.




Shift mechanic is responsible for reacting to and repairing machinery breakdowns throughout the shift in a safe and timely manner.  Associate will also be a part of the emergency response team (spill, fire, and inclement weather) and will have certain responsibilities that pertain to each tasks.




Technician to Microprocessor level, depending on further education that goes along with the Milliken curriculum.


Earplugs (When working in hearing protection areas)

Steel Toe, Slip Resistant, Waterproof, Electrical Safe Boots (100 Percent of Time)

Gloves (Minimal Use)

Safety Glasses (Minimal Use)

70 E Uniforms (Used when working in a live panel over 48 V)




Internal candidates must have excellent attendance.

Associate must be able to score at least a 55% on the shop entry test.

Associate must have a positive attitude.

Associate must have a desire to continuously learn the job.

Associate must be able to communicate with others.

Associate will need to have an above average mechanical aptitude.

Associate must have some electrical aptitude.

Associate will need to possess basic math skills.

Associate will need to possess basic computer skills.

Associate will be part of plant safety process.


Key Responsibilities:


Troubleshoot and repair mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment

Provide scheduled maintenance repairs of production equipment

Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment

Read and interpret equipment manuals and work orders to perform required equipment service

Assist other engineering associates to perform work as required to keep production machinery and auxiliary equipment in working order

Inform appropriate management and maintenance/production associates of potential mechanical problems and inherent dangers involved


Assist other maintenance personnel with technical troubleshooting

Demonstrate a high level of safety consciousness and fully participate in the Milliken Safety Process


Qualifications: Preferred

Two-year technical degree or accredited apprenticeship program or the equivalent in a mechanical-related field

Thorough knowledge of mechanical components and equipment including PC hardware components, desktop operation system software and application software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)


The successful candidate will demonstrate skills in the following:


Strong analytical skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems

Able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Able to work well with various groups of people such as vendors, customers, Milliken associates whether individually or in a team environment

Able to work well and communicate with production associates in order to assist with repairs and troubleshooting

Able to lift and move objects of 50 pounds and be capable of using motorized equipment (fork trucks, tuggers, etc.)





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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