Knitting Operator (Textile)

Bristol, TN, USA Req #300
Friday, June 10, 2022
At Seaman Corporation, every associate is instrumental to our success.  Become a part of our growing team!
Knitting (Textile) Operator
While following safe operating procedures at all times, you will be responsible for operating and monitoring production of knitted fabrics on multiple machines that differ by make, model and the style of fabrics produced. Perform a combination of production tasks, including staging materials for production, detecting quality problems, responding to machine faults and troubleshoot problems, repairing defects and observing machinery for efficient production and quality of greige good cloth fabrics. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Always promote safety and safety awareness. 
  • 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.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.
Benefits begin Day 1 (Medical, Dental, Vision) + 401k eligible after 30 days with Company Match 
2/2/3 Work Schedule (work 15 days a month!)
$300 Sign-on bonus after 90 days 
Starting Pay $17.50 (night shift, includes shift premium) with increase to $18.50 by Labor Day
Nine Paid Holidays 
Incentive Bonus Program (Quarterly and Annual based on specific targets)
Perfect Attendance Bonus (Quarterly and Annual) 
Associate Referral Bonus
Milestone celebrations and numerous associate appreciation events throughout the year!    

HS Diploma/GED required
Previous factory 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 

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
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  • Bristol, TN, USA