Longleaf - Maintenance Technician

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Date: Sep 18, 2021

Location: Sylvania, GA, 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:               Mechanical Area Technician


REPORTS TO:           Engineering Maintenance Manager / Area Lead Technician


PURPOSE:                 A Mechanical Area Technician will report to the Engineering Maintenance Manager and Area Lead Technician. A Mechanical Area Technician will perform repairs and maintenance at the Longleaf facility in accordance with defined policies and procedures. The Mechanical Area Technician will deploy their resources to effectively and efficiently provide service to all equipment assigned in such a way that it assures maximum efficiency and quality of work.




  1. Actively follow and promote company policies on Safety, PPE, LOTO and energy isolation.
  2. Actively participate in the Longleaf Plant safety process. This includes complying with all safety rules and procedures and participating on a plant safety team.
  3. Ensure that all work is completed safely and that equipment is correctly assembled into the original state after completion of any work.
  4. Responsible for reporting and investigating any safety incidents or issues in assigned area.
  5. Assist with off shift breakdowns as needed by phone or call back.
  6. Assist in performing daily machine audits to identify mechanical defiencies of equipment.
  7. Attend pre PM (Preventitive Maintenance) meetings to plan and organize mechanical PM’s on assigned equipment and to ensure correct parts are available to complete PM’s. Be a resource to complete corrective items on PM.
  8. Communicate key mechanical parts that are needed in stock to limit downtime.
  9. Daily use of SAP to manage work orders, close work orders and record hours used on each repair.
  10. Provide daily update to Engineering Maintenance Manager and or Area Lead Technician on downtime and breakdowns in assigned area.
  11. Mentor team members and participate in continuous skills development.
  12. Able to hold themselves accountable for good performance.
  13. Assist other engineering associates to perform work as required to keep production machinery and auxiliary equipment in working order.
  14. Troubleshoot and Fix Mechanical Breakdowns.
  15. Identify and repair damaged bearings, broken rolls, and other mechanical failures
  16. Ability to understand bearing and equipment part numbers and the correct application of each.
  17. Any other duties deamed necessary by the Engineering Maintenance Manager or Area Lead Technician.




  1. 2 Year mechanical degree/certificate OR equivalent proven experience within the industrial, manufacturing, or construction industry and knowledge of mechanical components




  1. Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  2. Must have awareness of PC hardware components, desktop operation system software and application software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).
  3. Should possess excellent analytical skills and the ability to troubleshoot and resolve opportunities.
  4. Able to interact effectively with management, subordinates, staff, vendors, customers, and work independently, and/or as part of a team.
  5. Must be able to lift 50lbs and be capable of using motorized equipment (fork trucks, Scissor lifts, etc.).
  6. Must be self-driven.




  1. Forklift/Lull Lift
  2. Computer Terminal
  3. Electric/Pneumatic tools
  4. Hand tools




  1. Basic written and communication skills.
  2. Must be able to communicate with all associates effectively.
  3. Must be able to see clearly and pass pre-employment drug screening.
  4. Ability to use a computer and enter data daily.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:                                            FREQUENCY, AMOUNT, OR DESCRIPTION


  1. Standing:               Ability to stand while working                                                     up to 100% of day
  2. Sitting:                   Ability to sit down to operate forklift/other PIV                          At least 50% of day
  3. Moving:                 Ability to move throughout plant:                                                          50% of day
  4. Lifting:                  Ability to lift up to 50lbs:                                                                      25% of day
  5. Climbing:             Ability to walk upstairs/hill, step up platforms, traverse stairs                  50% of day
  6. Push/Pull/Reach: Ability to push/pull fabric, reach for tools, pull self onto PIV, push                                                                        and pull range mechanics (ie rolls, bearings, etc)                                   50% of day
  7. Bending:                Ability to pick up objects from the floor                                                 25% of day
  8. Walking:               Ability to walk on uneven surfaces                                                        75% of day
  9. Visual Acuity:       Ability to read documents, computer screens, mechanical equipment      100% of day
  10. Work Environment: Manufacturing environment including temperatures in excess                                                                      of 100 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity level in excess of 98%.         100% of day


Shift Requirements: Associate must be available to work an 8 to 12 hour shift schedule including weekends. 


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Milliken & Co. is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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.