Laboratory Technician

Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US, 29303

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.

Laboratory Technician, Rapid Prototype Center 


Textile Division

Milliken’s Textile Division operates in a wide variety of markets including uniform apparel, napery, interior fabrics, active wear apparel, reinforcing fabrics, military fabrics, and airbags. We provide a variety of innovative, custom-engineered materials solutions for each of these markets. We strive to be the leader in creating high value added, differentiated solutions to solve critical challenges within targeted market segments.


Rapid Prototype Center

The Milliken Rapid Prototype Center is a full-service manufacturing facility producing innovative fabrics on a prototype scale for newly identified or prospective markets.


Job Summary

The Prototype Laboratory Technician will report to the Research Manager and will support all aspects of dye, finishing, fabric formation, and yarn production, including troubleshooting and maintenance. The Prototype Laboratory Technician will work in a team environment and will offer technical advice to development and research engineers. Highly motivated applicants will have the opportunity to cross-train in multiple technologies with the ability to expand woven/ knit textiles. The position is for first shift/40 hours per week with a flexible work schedule Monday-Friday.


Key Responsibilities of the Laboratory Technician will include:

  • Running prototype lab equipment including dye, finishing, weaving, knitting, yarn, warping & slashing machines.
  • Make-up chemical mixes to support lab trials.
  • Perform machine and accessories maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot and repair machine mechanical breakdowns.
  • Document process parameters.
  • Report environmental emissions to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in location Safety Program.



  • High school diploma with relevant work experience or technical degree, preferably in science.
  • Computer skills related to data entry and tracking (Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Highly motivated, self-driven, and open-minded individual who is capable of accomplishing tasks and projects in a limited supervision environment.
  • Able to move around to multiple job stations and operate basic tools as needed during an 8-hour day.
  • Excellent problem solving, mechanical, math, and communication skills.


Highly qualified candidates will have the following additional attributes:

  • Experience in industrial laboratory setting.
  • Understanding of chemical concepts.
  • Experience with textiles.
  • Fabrication experience.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.