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Position Department Country Location
Material Handlers See job details Dyehouse, Yarn Making United States Guilford, Maine
Machine Operators See job details Dyehouse, Yarn Making, Weave United States Guilford Maine
Weave Fill Carrier/Material Handler FT TP See job details Weave United States Guilford Maine
Lean Agent See job details Management United States Guilford Maine
Machine Operator See job details Dyehouse United States Guilford Maine
Machine Operator Lead Backup I See job details Dyehouse United States Guilford Maine
Machine Operator Weavers See job details Weave United States Guilford, Maine
Materials Handler See job details Yarn Storage United States Guilford, Maine
Assembler FT TP See job details Merchandising Services United States Guilford, Maine
Assembler FT PT See job details Merchandising Services United States Guilford, Maine
Facilities Custodian See job details Facility United States Guilford, Maine
Merchandising Services Manager See job details Merchandising Services United States Guilford, Maine
Material Handlers
Dyehouse, Yarn Making
Guilford, Maine, United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • supply textile machinery with product, load/unload materials
  • operate machinery as needed
  • operate fork lift and pallet jacks as needed
  • meet multiple fast paced production goals
  • maintain good housekeeping practices
  • communicate to supervisors and other departments to resolve material flow problems
  • communicate effectively with other employees
  • work cooperatively with others to prioritize tasks and accomplish goals
  • willingness to support other areas, cross train as needed
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be able to obtain and maintain forklift & pallet jack license
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • must be able to read, write, and have basic math skills
  • must be willing and able to cross train
  • must be able to read reports, prioritize duties, and maintain schedule requirements
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must have strong attention to detail

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • manufacturing experience

Physical Demands:

  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • frequent walking, standing, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, stooping, crouching, bending, and twisting
  • ability to reach below waist level and reach overhead
  • must have manual dexterity and visual acuity

Interested Associates and applicants must submit a job interest form or résumé to human resources. Positions will be filled as soon as possible.

 

Machine Operators
Dyehouse, Yarn Making, Weave
Guilford Maine , United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : 

  • operate a variety of textile manufacturing machinery
  • work cooperatively with other employees in a team oriented environment
  • meet multiple fast paced production goals
  • must patrol, monitor and promptly attend to machine lights/alarms, issues, report as needed
  • willingness to support other areas of the department, cross train as needed
  • perform routine housekeeping duties
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must have a strong attention to detail
  • must be able to prioritize duties and maintain schedule requirements
  • demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • manufacturing experience

Physical Demands:

  • ability to frequently lift/carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 lbs
  • must have manual dexterity, auditory and visual acuity
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • frequent standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, crouching

Interested Associates and applicants must submit a job interest form or résumé to human resources. Positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Weave Fill Carrier/Material Handler FT TP
Weave
Guilford Maine , United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • order fill for looms down or changes of plans (COP’s) from planning not on system generated pick list AS400
  • operate fork lift and power jacks
  • retrieve kits and locate at appropriate looms and storage locations
  • loading and unloading of conveyor belt and trucks in a timely manner to keep a steady flow
  • take care of full and empty beams and maintain good housekeeping practices
  • communicate to supervisors and other departments to resolve material flow problems
  • communicate effectively with other employees
  • work cooperatively with others to prioritize tasks and accomplish goals
  • cross train as needed
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be able to obtain and maintain forklift & pallet jack license 
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • must be able to read, write, and have basic math skills
  • must be willing and able to cross train and learn the weaver and warp crew positions
  • must be able to read reports, prioritize duties, and maintain schedule requirements
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must have strong attention to detail

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • weave experience

Physical Demands:

  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • frequent walking, standing, carrying, pushing, pulling, climbing, stooping, crouching, bending, and twisting
  • ability to reach below waist level and reach overhead
  • must have manual dexterity and visual acuity

Interested Associates and applicants must submit a job interest form or résumé to human resources. Positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Lean Agent
Management
Guilford Maine , United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities : 

  • deploy and executes the implementation of the Duvaltex Way program:
    -analyze operational workflow
    -plan and deployment activities through Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology
    -organizes Kaizen activities
  • audits the system (Gemba walks):
    -Standard instructions
    -Cascade meetings
    -Problem solving / root cause
  • establish measurable project standards and generate follow-up reports and/or presentations for management on a regular basis
  • identifies the gaps and ensures that the corrections are put in place
  • develop standardized work instructions to ensure that they are properly taught by the TWI (Training within industry) method
  • coordinate and teach problem-solving culture to production and support teams
  • supports the employee suggestion system with the site's production manager
  • teach and ensure the implementation of the various Lean tools and techniques
  • keep value chain maps up to date
  • consistently lead and mentor all employees in the Duvaltex Way system
  • acts as an agent of change
  • execute and carry out continuous improvement projects to remove wastes and improve operational efficiencies
  • participate in the definition and implementation of the site-related annual strategic improvement plans
  • performs any other task required by its function
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Lean manufacturing experience is required
  • Project management experience is required
  • Mastery of the Office Suite
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • ability to self-manage with strong interpersonal skills
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • ability to work closely and successfully with shop floor employees
  • ability to effectively collaborate with various internal departments
  • maintain a valid US passport and ability to travel to Canada

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Technical or college degree preferred with knowledge of industrial engineering
  • Green Belt certificate or equivalent is an asset

Physical Demands

  • must be able to lift between 5 and 10 pounds consistently (normal office work lifting) and up to 25 pounds or more occasionally
  • extensive walking and/or sitting may be required
  • extensive use of keyboards/computer terminals, and phones/headsets

Interested Associates and applicants must submit a job interest form or résumé to the human resources department. Positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Machine Operator
Dyehouse
Guilford Maine , United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • operate a variety of different equipment including presses, dryers, and kettles
  • work cooperatively with other employees in a team oriented environment
  • operate manual or electric pallet jacks to move material within the work area
  • meet multiple fast paced production goals
  • must monitor and promptly attend to machine alarms (i.e. Thies, OBEM)
  • must operate all package dye machinery, sample, load, and unload
  • willingness to support other areas of the department, cross train as needed
  • perform routine housekeeping duties
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must have a strong attention to detail
  • ability to obtain and maintain a pallet jack license
  • must be able to prioritize duties and maintain schedule requirements
  • demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • knowledge of dyeing and dye house operation helpful

Physical Demands:

  • ability to frequently lift up to 50 lbs
  • ability to frequently push and pull heavily loaded yarn carts and racks 50 pounds+
  • must have manual dexterity, auditory and visual acuity (including color identity)
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • frequent standing, walking, climbing, stooping, bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, crouching

Interested Associates and applicants must submit a job interest form or résumé to human resources. Positions will be filled as soon as possible.

Machine Operator Lead Backup I
Dyehouse
Guilford Maine , United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • operate a variety of different equipment including presses, dryers, and kettles
  • mix dyes and chemicals for use in dyeing products
  • weigh quantities of powdered or liquid dyes and chemicals
  • follow formula sheets, use computer for dye formulas
  • must monitor and promptly attend to machine alarms (i.e. Thies, Ovum)
  • operate all package dye machinery, sample, load, and unload
  • cross train on stock dye equipment
  • assist with inventory of chemicals, dyes, and yarns, use barcode system for yarn inventories
  • pour dyes and chemicals into mixing tank and turn valves to admit water into tank
  • start mixer that dissolves dye solution
  • operate buttons that send mixed solution through a pipe down into kettle area
  • maintain inventory of dyes and chemicals
  • notify purchaser when supplies are needed
  • back up for lead on all shifts
  • monitor and operate microprocessors for dye process
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must have computer knowledge and mathematical skills
  • must be able to operate a pallet jack

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • knowledge of color theory and dye house operation

Physical Demands : 

  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • must be able to read and write
  • frequent standing, walking, climbing, bending, reaching, twisting, handling and finger dexterity
  • ability to frequently push and pull heavily loaded yarn carts and racks 50 pounds+
  • must have auditory acuity and 20/40 corrected vision for near vision work, color identity
  • must have hand, eye, and foot coordination
  • ability to pass respiratory fit testing
  • ability to occasionally lift up to 75 lbs
  • ability to frequently lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • ability to pass Munsell color testing
Machine Operator Weavers
Weave
Guilford, Maine , United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • start and monitor looms
  • tie knots and fill creels (use splice guns when needed for yarns we can't tie knots in)
  • report any problems to technician or supervisor
  • read and understand drafts
  • operate and monitor approx. 12-14 looms
  • monitor quality and take appropriate action to solve quality problems
  • demonstrate acceptable efficiency standards
  • responsible for completing check list for TPM at loom, record breakdowns in fixer book
  • work independently, with little supervision
  • coordinate with off-going shift, including talking daily with arriving and departing shift counterparts and other staff concerning run information, ongoing problems
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be able to communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally)
  • must be able to prioritize duties and maintain schedule requirements
  • ability to work with minimal supervision and make sound decisions impacting quality and productivity
  • proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities

Preferred Skills and Experience :

  • weaving experience
  • manufacturing experience

Physical Demands :

  • ability to frequently stoop, kneel, reach, bend, crouch, lift, push, pull, twist, walk on catwalks
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • must have good eye, hand, and foot coordination, manual dexterity, visual acuity
  • ability to continuously stand and walk
  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
Materials Handler
Yarn Storage
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • operate forklifts, pallet jacks, and manual jacks
  • use personal vehicle as required to travel to local plants (mileage reimbursed)
  • use company vehicle as required to travel to local plants
  • load material on outgoing trailers/unload incoming material
  • load and unload warp sleighs
  • load and unload conveyor
  • work packing area using scales and computer
  • retrieve and weigh yarn for kit building
  • locate and place boxes and tubs in appropriate locations
  • prepare waste materials for recycling/disposal, breakdown cardboard, bale waste material, dispose of cardboard, chip cones, pallets
  • assist warper operators reed in, load yarn, and tie over creels as needed, cross train as needed
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must be able to maintain forklift, pallet jack, and valid motor vehicle license
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be able to communicate professionally with vendors, coworkers, and other departments
  • must be able to read, write, and have basic math skills
  • must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • computer experience
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be able to prioritize duties and maintain schedule requirements
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities, including cross training


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • material handling experience 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects (50 pounds +)
  • frequent walking, standing, bending, twisting, reaching, stooping, and crouching
  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must have manual dexterity and visual acuity
  • must pass Ishihara color vision testing (ability to distinguish color)
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
Assembler FT TP
Merchandising Services
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • grade and hand cut fabric into large groupings
  • stack fabric in the proper color sequence for each particular requirement
  • use electric swatch cutting machine, operate electric shears
  • operate high speed sewing machine
  • use of printing equipment
  • place swatches on a pre-taped or pre-glued book, place tags on fabric samples
  • place cover over swatches (called flapping), wipe off excess glue
  • check for flaws and material being straight in book
  • inspect and maintain fabric inventory and report low status to supervisor/manager for reorder
  • willing and able to cross train on all jobs in the department
  • calculate number of samples/yardage needed for specific job
  • prepare fabric for all swatch cards and memo samples, pick customer orders
  • accurate and detailed data entry
  • package and ship orders (tape, shrink wrap, and box product)
  • operate PC , Salesorder (dept software), AS400, operate FEDEX and UPS terminals
  • perform routine housekeeping duties
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • mathematical skills are required
  • must be able prioritize and fulfill weekly production requirements
  • communicate professionally with vendors and other departments 
  • ability to communicate quality problems to supervisors and coworkers
  • willingness to flex schedule, as needed
  • ability to work with little or no supervision and make sound decisions impacting quality and productivity
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • textile experience


PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

  • must have manual dexterity and visual acuity
  • ability to cut straight lines on fabric
  • frequent walking, standing, sitting, bending, twisting, reaching, stooping and crouching
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
Assembler FT PT
Merchandising Services
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • grade and hand cut fabric into large groupings
  • stack fabric in the proper color sequence for each particular requirement
  • use electric swatch cutting machine, operate electric shears
  • operate high speed sewing machine
  • use of printing equipment
  • place swatches on a pre-taped or pre-glued book, place tags on fabric samples
  • place cover over swatches (called flapping), wipe off excess glue
  • check for flaws and material being straight in book
  • inspect and maintain fabric inventory and report low status to supervisor/manager for reorder
  • willing and able to cross train on all jobs in the department
  • calculate number of samples/yardage needed for specific job
  • prepare fabric for all swatch cards and memo samples, pick customer orders
  • accurate and detailed data entry
  • package and ship orders (tape, shrink wrap, and box product)
  • operate PC , Salesorder (dept software), AS400, operate FEDEX and UPS terminals
  • perform routine housekeeping duties
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • mathematical skills are required
  • must be able prioritize and fulfill weekly production requirements
  • communicate professionally with vendors and other departments
  • ability to communicate quality problems to supervisors and coworkers
  • willingness to flex schedule, as needed
  • ability to work with little or no supervision and make sound decisions impacting quality and productivity
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • textile experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

  • must have manual dexterity and visual acuity
  • ability to cut straight lines on fabric
  • frequent walking, standing, sitting, bending, twisting, reaching, stooping and crouching
  • must be able to lift and carry bulky and heavy objects up to 50 pounds
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
Facilities Custodian
Facility
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • responsible for maintaining cleanliness of facilities, including restrooms, break rooms, offices
  • daily cleaning restrooms and breakrooms
  • sweeping/mopping/buffing floors
  • able to use industrial cleaning equipment such as shampooers, buffers,  vacuum cleaners, etc
  • ability to work with cleaning products
  • perform basic maintenance, such as installing paper towel/soap dispensers
  • maintain supply inventory
  • notify management of repairs needed
  • work independently
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability and environmental initiatives


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be trustworthy and reliable
  • must have good communications skills
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must be able to have flexible schedule to work early mornings/evenings
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • cleaning experience


PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

  • ability to frequently lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds
  • frequent standing, walking, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching below waist level, and reaching overheard
  • must have manual dexterity, visual acuity
  • must have good eye, hand, and foot coordination
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
Merchandising Services Manager
Merchandising Services
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • prepare production schedules and convey goals to the team
  • maintain work flow and schedule of the department
  • monitor efficiencies of the department
  • maintain sufficient supplies to meet production requirements
  • monitor budget through production levels, costs, purchases, overtime, etc
  • work directly with marketing team and assist with marketing materials
  • manage the launch of new products into the marketplace
  • provide support to the sales team
  • manage staff (safety, attendance, adherence to policies, reviews, corrective actions, etc)
  • have direct contact with internal/external customers in regard to fabric, delivery, and lead times
  • work with outside vendors as needed
  • work with human resources as needed
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • supervisory experience
  • must be able to communicate in a professional manner, both verbally and in writing to all levels of the
  • organization, including management, manufacturing, customers, outside parties
  • must have strong attention to detail/excellent organizational skills
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • understanding of fabric identification, ranges, styles, back from face and piece numbering system
  • work with confidential information
  • able to keep calm in trying situations
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must have knowledge and experience with computer applications/printers
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be able to prioritize duties and multi task
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • ability to work independently and part of a team


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :

  •  textile knowledge


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • must be able to lift between 5 and 10 pounds consistently (normal office work lifting) and up to 25
  • pounds or more occasionally
  • extensive walking and/or sitting may be required
  • extensive use of keyboards/computer terminals
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