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Date: Oct 9, 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:              Inspector

REPORTS TO:         Inspection VOH Supervisor & Department Manager




  1. Organized, dependable, and self-motivated with an acceptable performance record
  2. Ability to work a flexible work schedule possibly including weekends
  3. Basic written and communication skills
  4. Able to read tape measure/ruler




  1. Experience with inputting information into Barco boxes
  2. Experience recognizing departmental defects
  3. Understand product flow of fabric
  4. Understand where issues may arise to allocate defects to the correct department
  5. Pass Sewing Academy




  1. Barco Boxes
  2. Sewing Machines
  3. Manual Inspection Tables




  1. Knowledge and implementation of all general plant safety rules
  2. Know and properly maneuver around all pinch and nip points on machinery
  3. Wear proper PPE required for area and tasks
  4. Visually inspect cloth for defects while manually operating inspection table with foot pedal
  5. Make quality decisions regarding defects on inspection frame
  6. Record number and types of defects in Barco boxes
  7. Measure length or width of article to detect variation from customer or plant specifications
  8. Cut samples as necessary for further review by Quality Assurance
  9. Keep work area clean and presentable up to 5S standards at all times.
  10. Follow proper policies and procedures set out by department including, but not limited to: using safety chains on A-Frames, compressed air safety, knowledge of all E-stop and pull cord locations, etc.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:                                                                            FREQUENCY (/DAY):


  1. STANDING                            Ability to stand while working up to 8 hours/shift                   90%
  2. SITTING                                 Ability to sit down at work station                                     10%
  3. LIFTING                                 Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.                                                      15%
  4. CLIMBING                             Ability to step up onto inspection platform                             10%
  5. PUSH/PULL/REACH             Ability to reach for documents/tubes/etc                             5%
  6. BENDING                              Ability to pick up objects from the floor                                  25%
  7. WALKING                             Ability to walk through out the plant on hard concrete                                                                                    surface                                                                                     90%
  8. TEMP SENSITIVITY            Ability to work in manufacturing environments ranging                                                                                     from 40F to 100F+ with humidity levels in excess of 98%       100%
  9. VISUAL ACUITY                 Ability to read documents, computer screens, visually                                                                             evaluate fabric                                                                        100%



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.


Shifts: 1st Shift (8 AM - 4 PM), 2nd Shift (4 PM - Midnight), 3rd Shift (Midnight - 8 AM). Shift availability dependent on time of hire.


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.