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Tufting Machine Operator

Company: Mannington Mills
Location: Dalton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary Set up, operate, or tend machines that wind or twist textiles; or draw out and combine sliver, such as wool, hemp, or synthetic fibers. Essential Functions Tasks * Notify supervisors or mechanics of equipment malfunctions. * Start machines, monitor operation, and make adjustments as needed. * Tend machines with multiple winding units that wind thread onto shuttle bobbins for use on sewing machines or other kinds of bobbins for sole-stitching, knitting, or weaving machinery. * Inspect products to verify that they meet specifications and to determine whether machine adjustment is needed. * Tend machines that twist together two or more strands of yarn or insert additional twists into single strands of yarn to increase strength, smoothness, and/or uniformity of yarn. * Replace depleted supply packages with full packages. * Observe operations to detect defects, malfunctions, or supply shortages. * Thread yarn, thread, and/or fabric through guides, needles, and rollers of machines. * Operate machines for test runs to verify adjustments and to obtain product samples. * Inspect machinery to determine whether repairs are needed. * Place bobbins on spindles and insert spindles into bobbin-winding machines. Work Context * Requires standing, Requires repetitive movement, Requires bending or twisting, Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls, Requires walking and running, Requires face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams, Requires contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable, Requires making decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization, Mistakes are not easily correctable and have serious consequences, Requires exposure to hazardous equipment, Requires being exact or highly accurate, Requires meeting strict deadlines, Job pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery, Requires work with others in a group or team, Includes responsibility for the health and safety of others, Includes responsibility for work outcomes and results, Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment Work Activities * Training and Teaching Others * Documenting/Recording Information * Perform safety inspections in manufacturing or industrial setting * Confer with engineering, technical or manufacturing personnel * Move or fit heavy objects * Recognize characteristics of cloth or fabric * Examine products or work to verify conformance to specifications * Use precision measuring tools or equipment * Read specifications * Load or unload material or workpiece into machinery * Operate textile production equipment/machinery * Use hand or power tools * Monitor production machinery/equipment operation to detect problems * Maintain consistent production quality * Read work order, instructions, formulas, or processing charts Education and Experience * Years of Experience: 6 Months Preferred * Skills * Basic Skills: Speaking * Social Skills: Instructing * Technical Skills * Equipment Maintenance * Operation Monitoring * Operation and Control * Quality Control Analysis * Repairing * Troubleshooting Systems Skills * Systems Evaluation * Resource Management Skills: Time Management

Keywords: Mannington Mills, Chattanooga , Tufting Machine Operator, Other , Dalton, Tennessee

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