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Pendleton - Shift Mechanic

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Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Pendleton, SC, US

Company: Milliken and Company

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.




Milliken & Company

Pendleton Finishing Plant






Shift Mechanic/CET




Rotating Shift.  




Based on previous work skills and/or knowledge.  Pay range $19.36 to $21.49 for Technician. 




This position is eligible for a shift premium.  The premium is 7.7%


To be eligible for the premium – associates cannot have any attendance occurrences, including days tardy.




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 & 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.