Knitting and Weaving Operators

Bristol, TN, USA Req #266
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
At Seaman Corporation, every associate is instrumental to our success.  Become a part of our growing team!

Seaman Corporation is a privately held company, with a family business culture where people are our number one asset.  For more than 70 years, we have honed our expertise in a range of technology platforms, including knitting, weaving, compounding, coating, finishing, printing and fabrication.  Today we offer the highest-quality, innovative fabric solutions in the world.

Come join a growing company that offers advancement opportunities in an environment that associates can grow, learn and have fun!


Earn up to $18.50/hr. minimum within four months

Sign-on Bonus after 90 days 

Benefits available on Day 1: 

  - Health, Vision and Dental Plan 

  - Health Savings Account w/company contributions

  - Life Insurance at no cost

  - Nine paid Holidays

  - Quarterly and Annual Bonus Incentive Plan  

  - Perfect Attendance Awards, quarterly and annual 

401k Retirement Savings Plan w/Company Match, join after 30 days

Tuition Reimbursement Program after 1 year

Milestone celebrations and numerous associate appreciation events throughout the year! 

We are looking for individuals to efficiently operator knitting and weaving machines. Must be flexible to work 12-hour night shift, 2/2/3 schedule.


  • Promote safety and safety awareness at all times. 
  • Operates and continuously monitors a variety of different machines which have different operating procedures and setups.  Responsible to see machines are running efficiently to produce clean, good quality fabric.  
  • Observe cloth being woven or knitted on multiple machines to detect visible defects.  Initiate corrective action as necessary to eliminate fabric that is not suitable for processing.
  • Troubleshoot problems with setup, machines and component systems by visual observation, responding to fault lights and reading error codes displayed on terminals. Alerting Technician & Supervisor when machine or equipment malfunctions occur.
  • Use forklifts and hand trucks to move pallets of fill yarn and warp/stitch beams and overhead cranes to move stitch beams and rolls into the correct position for machine setup and production.
  • Complete paperwork for doffed rolls, including printing and placing inventory ticket on greige goods roll. 
  • Meet with prior shift Operator at each shift change to review and discuss any equipment and process issues. 
  • Performs daily housekeeping in work areas to remove yarn, threads, fuzz, debris and trash from catwalks, under and around machines and other floor surfaces using brooms
  • Promote Lean Sigma Initiative by actively participating in Kaizen events and ensure 5S is completed according to schedule, keeping Weaving and Yarn Storage areas clean and organized.  
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


HS Diploma/GED required

Previous textile experience helpful, but will train 

Some computer skills preferred

All candidates must successfully complete the following:

ACT WorkKeys Assessments or NCRC

Hair Drug Screening 

Criminal Background Check 

Work Environment: 

  • Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts, overhead cranes and forklifts moving heavy beams, yarn packages and rolls of woven or knitted cloth.
  • Occasionally exposed to work in high precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally use forklift or overhead cranes to move beams, yarn packages and rolls of cloth, ranging from 1,250 to 3,000 lbs. 
  • Must be capable of sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods (at least 2 hours straight). Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms; to climb or balance and stoop or kneel. Occasionally required to sit and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision

Seaman Corporation is an EEO/AA Employer.

M/F/Disabled/Vet. EEO statement: “Seaman Corporation values diversity in the workplace and among our customers.  The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants based on experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law. 
Furthermore, Seaman Corporation is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law.”
As an equal opportunity employer, Seaman Corporation does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require a reasonable accommodation, as a candidate for employment, please inform Human Resources.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Bristol, TN, USA