Enterprise - Dye Jet Operator

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Date: Mar 23, 2023

Location: Marietta, SC, 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:              Dye Jet Operator (Machine Operator – 920)


REPORTS TO:         Dyeing Production Manager


PURPOSE:                Support Dyeing Department by dyeing fabric production through following proper policies and procedures




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

2)  Operate equipment in a safe manner

3)  Process 1st quality cloth

4)  Meet production goals set-out by department manager

5)  Follow proper policies and procedures set out by department and location




  1. Ability to read and write and follow directions
  2. Ability to verify greige doffs
  3. Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions
  4. Ability to safely operate sewing machine
  5. Respond to constant quality opportunities
  6. Verification of machine specs
  7. Basic Math (add, subtract, multiply, divide)
  8. Ability to operate power tugger
  9. Ability to learn how to use computer system (MES/SAP)
  10. Good communication skills
  11. Strong discipline
  12. Load/Unload fabric
  13. Ability to recognize quality issues
  14. Ability to clean filters
  15. Ability to neutralize jet




  1. Scissors/Pouch                             
  2. Safety Goggles                   
  3. Pen / Forms          

4)   Ear Protection                                          

5)   Steel Toed Shoes

6)   Gloves

7)   LOTO Device

8)   Goggles

  9) Sewing Machine

10) Computers

11) Fabric Boxes, carriers

12) Staplers

13) PIVs (Power Industrial Vehicles)

14) Water Hoses

15) Face Shield

16) Raincoat

17) Apron

18) Hook

19) Tighten tool

20) Magnets

21) Boil out signs and chains

22) Broom/dust pan

23) Plastic bags

24) Metal sword for punching holes





  1. Basic written and communication skills
  2. Must be able to hear power equipment operating in work area
  3. Must be able to see clearly and pass pre-employment drug screening
  4. Ability to work rotating shifts, ranging from 8,10, 12 hours




  1. Knowledge of dye jet operator policies and procedures
  2. Operation of dye jet
    1. Beam Dye: responsible for setting up 3 types of machines according to specification, taking measurements, and patrolling for off-quality, & mechanical opportunities.
  3. Completing daily team maintenance (DTM) activities
  4. Auditing safety items in department




4 to 6 Weeks for 1st Certification on Futura, Gaston or Beam Dye Jets





  1. Standing:             Ability to stand while operating dye jet operator position:                            95% of day
  2. Sitting:                  Ability to sit down for a meeting:                                                                   5%  of day
  3. Moving:                Ability to move throughout plant transporting fabric:                                    40% of day
  4. Lifting:                 Ability to lift up to 50lbs:                                                                               5% of day
  5. Climbing:             Ability to walk up stairs, etc.                                                                         40% of day
  6. Push/Pull/Reach: Ability to push/pull, empty boxes, reach for documents                               10% of day 
  7. Push:                    Ability to push up to 40lbs of force: Pushing lifter reel to remove cloth       30% of day
  8. Bending:               Ability to pick up objects from the floor                                                        5% of day
  9. Visual Acuity:      Ability to read documents, computer screens, and see defects                      100% of day

9)   Walking:              Ability to walk around the dye jets on concrete floors                                   10% of day

10) Housekeeping      Ability to maintain a clean and organize work area                                        5% of day 

11) Sewing                  Ability to sew seams and magnets into fabric                                                 40% of day

12) Filter Cleaning    Ability to use water hose to clean filters                                                          20% of day

13) Tighten Doors     Ability to tighten doors using the tighten tool                                                  60% of day

14) Covering              Ability to cover boxes before transporting                                                       30% of day


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.