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Tufting Machine Operator

Company: Engineered Floors, LLC
Location: Dalton
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Summary: The purpose of the Tufting Machine Operator is to safely run tufting machines efficiently as possible to produce first quality carpet. Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Follow all safety procedures and company policies.
  • Know and perform creeler tasks when machine is down.
  • Visually inspect carpet at machine and in the floor for any and all visual defects.
  • Correct any and all visual defects and/or notify Supervisor for direction.
  • Keep machine running whenever possible never bypassing safety or quality.
  • Keep machine threaded and threaded straight between header and through needles.
  • Remove and replace hooks and blade blocks as needed.
  • Keep blade blocks jigged with sharp blades by using the jig specified for each machine.
  • Start and doff rolls as needed.
  • Change backing as needed.
  • Accurately record production and downtime on machine report including style, color, yarn lots, roll numbers, roll lengths, backing roll numbers, and any supplemental information as needed.
  • Accurately record length on correct roll tickets and attach them to correct rolls using plastic fasteners.
  • Write roll number and roll length on the selvage of all WIP rolls.
  • Clean, sweep, and/or blow down work area keeping the area around the machine clean.
  • Blow lint out of machine at least once per shift.Performance Expectations (if applicable):
    • On feet over 90% of shift moving up and down stairs and around the machine and creel area.
    • Must be able to crouch down and stand to reach posts and tubes of creel rack ranging from 1' to 6.5' high.
    • Must be able to crouch and bend to knees and crawl under tufting machine to exchange parts.
    • Must be able to exert enough force with hands and arms to pull blade blocks out of the machine and push them back in (approximately 10 pounds of pressure).
    • Must be able to lift and place cores weighing no more than 40 pounds in the machine roll up.
    • Must be able to push with another team member rolls of backing weighing up to 1900 pounds on a backing cart around the machine for a backing change.
    • Must be able to manually lift and control packages of yarn that weight up to 12 pounds.
    • Must be able to push yarn dollies/carts loaded with yarn through the creel and to shrink wrap machine (maximum weight of 450 pounds).
    • Must be able to read, write, and perform general math skills.
    • Must possess enough dexterity in hands and fingers to thread yarn through needles and tie knots in the yarn.Experience/Education Requirements:
      • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
      • Must be able to read, write and do basic addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
      • Computer knowledge or data entry skills are a necessary part of the job but will train. Other Requirements:
        • Overtime is required on occasion.
        • All accidents must be reported immediately.
        • Perform any other duties as assigned.
        • Safety equipment must be worn as required.
        • Report to management any quality, safety, or potential problems encountered while performing the job.
        • Responsible for quality and safety of his/her own output.

Keywords: Engineered Floors, LLC, Chattanooga , Tufting Machine Operator, Other , Dalton, Tennessee

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