Shaw Industries Inc Tufting Operator - 2nd Shift in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Tufting Operator - 2nd Shift

Position Overview

To manage the complete operation of a tufting machine.


Doff completed buggies/rolls.

Print tickets from TMS3 for each buggy completed.

Check stitch count and pile height at startup of a machine and at least once per float. Check for crossed ends at startup of machine as well as throughout the shift and fix any that are found immediately.

Operate tufting machines, i.e. cut pile, multiple thread-ups, and/or a pair machines.

Inspect carpet for defects every 3 minutes or 50 feet.

P​roperly mend defects as needed.

Make minor machine repairs as needed, i.e. change hooks, blades and needles.

Work with R&D on XR runs as needed.

Lead team with backing changes.

Cut weight checks, dye headers and straight sews as needed.

Check all inspection lights to ensure they are working.

Remove all cones at the machine or work area that appears to be unusable. Responsible for the release of conforming products to the next operation. Responsible for properly identifying non-conforming greige goods.

Responsible for properly identifying non-conforming yarn.

Responsible for properly identifying any cuts made in the carpet, recording them on the production record and mark them with pink ribbon as well as any seams including factory seams.

Responsible for ensuring that the carpet folds properly into the buggy.

Blow out the tufting machine daily and sweep up all debris.

Responsible for maintaining the tufter and work station in a clean and orderly fashion.

Clean up any oil or grease that is found especially floors, machinery, step stools, and catwalks which could cause accidents or greige good contamination.

Ensure that any backing that is taken off a machine can be identified.

Responsible for executing the special instructions on the tufting shop orders. Properly identify yarn lots used for mending and for spider yarns.

Work Shift

8 hour, evening shift

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Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is more than a flooring company – we are 22,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. We provide carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile & stone, laminate, synthetic turf and other specialty items for residential and commercial markets worldwide. We meet diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Hospitality, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens, USFloors and more.

Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway with nearly $6 billion in annual revenue and representation throughout the U.S., as well as in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Great Britain, India, Mexico, Scotland, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. For more information about our company brands, operations and community involvement, visit

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