Support Associate

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Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: 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.




JOB TITLE:                          Splicer


JOB CLASSIFICATION:    Support Operator


REPORTS TO:                     Production Manager


PURPOSE:                            To splice in packages of filling on the airbag weave machines.



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)  Knowledge of support operator policies and procedures

2)  Completing daily team maintenance (DTM) activities

3)  Auditing safety items in department

4)  Splice in correct filling per the lot card on the loom

5)  Tag bad packages of filling for re-work

6) Maintain cleanliness of the airbag side of the plant by sweeping, picking up string waste, and properly disposing filling cones.




  1. Ability to read, write, and follow directions.
  2. Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions.
  3. Attention to Detail-Thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task ensuring all aspects are reviewed.
  4. Adaptability-Adapts to changes in the work environment.




1. Slip-Resistant Safety Shoes            2. Ear Plugs and Earmuffs                                          3. Tool Pouch

4. Reed Hook                                      5. Airbag Looms                                                         6. Filling Packs

7. Broom                                             8. Splice Gun                                                              9. Computer

10. Performance Charts





1 Week for Certification





Standing: Must stand to splice in filling (11 hours/day).

Sitting:  Normal break times (75 minutes). Meeting 10 minutes/daily.                                          

Moving:  Consistently moving from loom to loom to splice in filling on airbag machines (11 hours).           

Lifting:  Consistently lift filling packages between 15-30lbs (up to 1200x/shift).

Climbing:  Ability to ascend stairs to enter plant.

Push/Pull/Reach:  Ability to reach filling staged on pallets and position it to the airbag loom (up to       1200x/shift) with a 1-2 ft. reach.

      Bending:  Bend to pick up filling (up to 1200x/day)

      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.