Senior Machine Operator - Superba - Alma

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Date: Sep 2, 2022

Location: GA, US, 31554

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.

The Superba Operator is responsible for the following:


  1. Obtain daily work assignment upon arrival (REF. MQSP-SH1).
  2. Making labels to identify heatset yarns (REF. MQSP-SH2).
  3. Creeling the superbas (REF. MQSP-SH3).
  4. Correctly threading the superbas on the creel end (REF. MQSP-SH4).
  5. Starting up the superba vessel (REF. MQSP-SH5).
  6. Properly threading the superba turnaround zone (REF. MQSP-SH6).
  7. Splicing the yarn at the winder (REF. MQSP-SH7).
  8. Threading winders correctly (REF. MQSP-SH8, MQSP-SH9).
  9. Starting winders (REF. MQSP-SH10, MQSP-SH11).
  10. Repairing mis-doffs on the winders (REF. MQSP-SH12, MQSP-SH13).
  11. Loading superba magazine with tubes (REF. MQSP-SH14).
  12. Keeping hands clean at all times when handling yarn.         
  13. Inspect and tie off doffs (REF. MQSP-SH15).
  14. Manually packing yarn (REF. MQSP-SH16).
  15. Packing non-heatset yarn (REF. MQSP-SH17).
  16. Transport yarn to stretchwrap system (REF. MQSP-SH18).
  17. Operate small stretchwrap system (REF. MQSP-SH19).
  18. Performing lot changes (REF. MQSP-SH20).
  19. Perform Job Risk Assessments (REF. MQSP-SH21).    
  20. Turning in  twisting doff tickets that have been creeled during shift to the lab at the end of the shift. Complete daily operator effectiveness audit (REF. MQSP-SH22
  21. Routinely serve as an assignment leader for the superba room (REF. MQSP- SH20).
  22. Keeping hands clean at all times when handling yarn.
  23. Perform other job duties as requested by your immediate manager. Operator must fill out JSA if necessary.

D.        Authorized Shut Down (Ref. SPI 8 in the SPI manual).

            The operator is authorized to shut down a superba if it is unsafe or producing off quality               (Ref. SPI 1 in the SPI manual), such as wet yarn, stretched yarn, pulled fibers or any                  other unusual occurrence. 


E.        Machines, Tools and Equipment Used:

Apron, Safety glasses/goggles (blow down), finger knife, hearing protection


F.  Job Classification Requirements:

Ability to read and write

Basic Math

Organizational skills


G.  Physical Requirements: 


Must be able to work in a non climate controlled environment with heat setting devices used in  product manufacturing.  Ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions


Physical Requirement

Frequency, Amount or Description Daily

10% Standing

while pulling yarn, splicing yarn

0% sitting


50% moving

Moving up and down the length of the machine to inspect and correct production issues

5% Lifting

Lifting packages up to 20lbs.

15% Pushing/Pullilng

Push yarn trucks

10% Reaching/Climbing (step up and floor level)

Access overhead equipment/materials

10% Bending/Stooping

Reach equipment/materials

Must be able to hear warning alarms and to communicate with fellow associates

Cognitive skills:  Alert, able to make decisions, to understand information and instructions, ability to plan.  Must comply with company rules, including but not limited to Safety, Attendance and job specifications.



By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.