Support Associate

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Date: May 9, 2024

Location: Pendleton, SC, US, 29670

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.


JOB TITLE: Catchcord




REPORTS TO: Production Manager


PURPOSE: Replenish packages of yarn with accuracy to the filling trees.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty

satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability

required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform

essential functions.



1) Knowledge of all general plant safety rules & absolutes.

2) Operate equipment in a safe manner.

3) Meet production goals set out by department manager.

4) Follow proper policies and procedures and job specifications set out by department and location.



1) Ability to read and write and follow directions

2) Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions

3) Basic Math (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

4) Good communication skills

5) Strong discipline



1) Powered Industrial Vehicles (Tugger, Flatbed, Forklift)

2) Skid

3) Computer and BARCO

4) Safety rod

5) Computer

6) Paper, pen, pencil

7) Dye resist marker

8) Tagger

9) Performance charts

10) Filling Packages

11) Pouch

12) Balers

13) Steel-Toe Safety Shoes

14) Yellow Safety Shirt or Vest

15) Safety Glasses

16) Gloves

17) LOTO equipment



1) Knowledge of support operator policies and procedures

2) Completing daily team maintenance (DTM) activities

3) Auditing safety items in department

4) Pick-up catchcord waste from all looms running on production floor.

5) Pick up nylon and polyester waste from the production floor.

6) Pick up filling tubes from the production floor.

7) Bale catchcord waste, nylon and polyester waste, and empty tubes




2 Weeks for Certification




Standing: 6.5 hours a day while operating industrial truck and unloading truck and loading catchcord

Sitting: 1.5 hours a day while driving forklift and 75 minutes of breaks

Moving: Continuously throughout the plant from machine to machine

Lifting: Catchcord buckets approximately 450 times in an 8-hour shift (Weight of buckets 20-30lbs)

Climbing: Ability to step up on forklift (approximately 2 ft.) or tugger (approximately 6 inches)

Push/Pull/Reach: Pushing hand trucks twice per shift

Bending: Bending over into boxes to lift catchcord buckets 450 times/shift

Visual Acuity: Ability to read documents, computer screens, and see defects




This job operates in a manufacturing facility. This position regularly works around moving mechanical parts and powered industrial vehicles. Noise level is generally loud.


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.

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