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Machine Operators See job details Yarn Making United States Guilford Maine
Material Handler See job details Yarn Storage United States Guilford, Maine
Facilities Custodian PT See job details Facility United States Guilford, Maine
Teknit Knitter See job details Knitting United States Grand Rapids, Michigan
Customer Care Services Representative See job details Customer Care United States Guilford, Maine or Grand Rapids, Michigan
Boiler Operator See job details Maintenance United States Guilford, Maine
Supply Chain Buyer See job details Supply Chain United States Guilford, Maine
Director Manufacturing Operations See job details Operations United States USA Manufacturing Operations
Chemical Dye Engineer See job details Dyehouse United States Guilford, Maine
Machine Operators
Yarn Making
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.

Material 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


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

Facilities Custodian PT
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
Teknit Knitter
Knitting
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • run industrial knitting machines efficiently and effectively as assigned by the supervisor
  • assist with additional machines as necessary to insure efficiency is maintained
  • material handle, audit and steam additional parts as necessary
  • must be able to make, identify, and repair knitting flaws
  • read and interpret directions on work orders for machine program selection and part measurement requirements for length, width or weight
  • ensure the upkeep of a clean and safe work area on a daily basis
  • record inventory transactions in DATATEX computer and complete necessary paperwork
  • work to increase knowledge of machine repairs and knitting procedures
  • 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 cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • willingness to work overtime when required due to production requirements/customer demand
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must wear appropriate proper personal protective equipment
  • must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • must be able to prioritize duties and maintain efficiency standards/requirements
  • must have strong attention to detail


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • manufacturing experience 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS :

  • standing, and/or walking for a minimum of 8 hours
  • frequent bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • ability to extend and uplift arms
  • use of hands and fingers to handle needles and for sewing  ability to recognize subtle color differences and identify color matching discrepancies in yarns and knit parts
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
Customer Care Services Representative
Customer Care
Guilford, Maine or Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • provide exceptional support and creative solutions for customers and territory managers
  • be on the lookout for ways to improve each customer's experience
  • must be a sensitive and skillful communicator both on the phone and email, who can adapt your tone and communication style depending on your audience
  • general product and process knowledge of Guilford of Maine product categories
  • communicate with internal and external customers, account managers, service support, quality, appropriate management, operations, sales service, and merchandising services personnel
  • provide back up support for Sales Service Specialist with data and phone queue
  • administrative tasks as required
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • two years marketing/sales experience
  • must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, website)
  • contract textile knowledge desired but not mandatory
  • a self-starter who takes ownership and pride in your work
  • a creative and innovative problem solver
  • must have patience, consistency and empathy
  • a master multitasker who is extremely organized and attentive to detail
  • highly proficient in navigating multiple tabs and windows
  • ability to work independently and as part of a cohesive team
  • excellent decision making, judgment and interpersonal skills
  • ability to stay energized and motivated in high-volume work environment
  • must be flexible in terms of work schedules
  • must have data entry ability with a high level of accuracy
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be able to prioritize duties and maintain schedule requirements
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities using supporting applications


Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Salesorder.com


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
Boiler Operator
Maintenance
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : 

  • responsible for the operation of:
      -   two 350 HP combination wood and oil fired HRT high pressure steam boilers      
      -   one oil fired 300 HP Cleaver Brooks Scotch Marine high pressure steam boiler   
      -   four feed water pumps
      -   three oil pumps
      -   five chemical pumps, and all associated auxiliary equipment
    *work on a rotating schedule which includes weekends and holidays
  • perform critical duties during emergency evacuations and other safety related tasks
  • 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 possess a State of Maine high pressure boiler operator license or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • *must be able to work overtime as needed
  • basic understanding of boiler chemicals and their use
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • ability to operate skid steer equipment
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • ability to work in confined space
  • must be able to work without supervision and use sound judgment
  • basic computer skills necessary
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • experience in automatic wood boilers desirable
  • boiler and fire room operations


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • ability to lift, push and pull up to 50 pounds
  • frequent standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, balancing, stooping and crouching
  • must have visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • the ability to wear a filtering face piece (dust mask) as needed
  • must be able and willing to climb stairs and ladders
  • must be able to work in varying temperatures within manufacturing areas
     

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

Supply Chain Buyer
Supply Chain
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : 

  • using AS400 applications and excel forecast projections, monitor demand and inventory positions for yarns and fiber and process orders for materials
  • create requisitions and obtain approvals following procurement policy for non-inventory purchases
  • issue and confirm purchase orders
  • schedule weekly yarn and fiber pick-ups with suppliers and carriers
  • run various reporting out of SAP for purchasing/planning/production users
  • update and maintain SAP purchase price change information, and assist finance with purchase history for development of cost standards
  •  issue orders to outside processors, and key in finished production
  • create A#s (inventory receipts) for purchased fibers
  • compile date from AS400, SAP and Excel spreadsheets for evaluation and decision making
  • understand global chart of accounts and the proper use
  • enter receiving for services and other non-goods transactions
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • work with Payables and supplier to identify causes of and resolve invoice discrepancies
  • using PDF tools, maintain “paperless” documentation of quotes/requisitions/purchase orders/confirmations
  • participate & contribute to RFQ, cost savings initiatives, negotiations, supplier relationships and evaluation
  • 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
  • proficiency in computer-based purchasing software (such as SAP)
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, Email)
  • comfortable sourcing products using internet and cold calling suppliers
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • ability to professionally communicate with associates and customers at all levels
  • protection of confidential information
  • strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy, good proofreading practices
  • good math skills
  • possess sound judgment and good organizational skills
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in business with a concentration in finance/accounting or prior work experience in procurement.
  • Experience with SAP Software, Microsoft Office, AS400 operating system and intermediate or higher level experience with Excel
     

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
Director Manufacturing Operations
Operations
USA Manufacturing Operations, United States

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES : 

  • Plan, lead, direct, and control the activities of manufacturing operations.
  • Provides a supportive leadership role in establishing and maintaining the organizational structure of the operations function as well as in the development of talent, systems, and processes within its function to maximize decision-making and speed of execution.
  • Structures manufacturing operations in order to optimize the efficiency of production processes in addition to maintaining and developing the profitability of current projects and activities, compliance with deadlines, product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Analyze production capacity in order to plan and coordinate human, material and financial resource need.
  • Take charge of budget management, particularly in terms of maintaining unit costs (planning, management and control of costs related to operations in order to achieve corporate objectives.)
  • Analyze and monitor the performance of its teams using relevant performance indicators (KPIs) to proactively identify efficiency issues.
  • Evaluate with the team solutions to the discrepancies and coordinate the implementation and application of the action plan aimed at correcting the discrepancies.
  • Identify and prioritize the various improvement opportunities and support continuous improvement initiatives across the organization.
  • Ensure that the culture of the organization is alive and that the values and objectives are conveyed.
  • Promote the development of skills of its teams by guiding them, giving feedback and identifying training related to their professional development and the strategies of the organization.
  • Mobilizes its personnel and sees to the management of the labor relations of all operational personnel.
  • Prepare and present operational information to the leadership team and provide an advisory role when required.
  • Monitor best practices in operations and management in order to stay informed of new initiatives and ways to ensure a superior positioning to the competition.
  • All other tasks related to the function.


REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, administration - operations management - or equivalent experience
  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience in the manufacturing sector
  • Mastery of the MS Office suite and experience with MRP tools
  • Knowledge of the principles and tools of "Lean Enterprise"
  • LSS Green or Black Belt certification an asset
  • Knowledge of the various textile industry is an asset
  • Bilingualism (French, English) an asset


CHARACTERISTICS SOUGHT WHEN HIRING:

  • Strategic skills, focused on action, results and quality.
  • Excellent time management and organization.
  • Leadership (influence and mobilization, ability to inspire and motivate teams).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Skills and expertise in optimization and change management.
  • Dynamism and ability to adapt in a constantly changing environment.
  • Team player with strong relational and communication skills.
  • Ability to mentor, coach, support and develop people.
  • Excellent decision-making and conflict resolution skills.
Chemical Dye Engineer
Dyehouse
Guilford, Maine, United States

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : 

  • oversee all aspects of each shift to ensure production requirements are met
  • operation of equipment and ensuring that production schedule is followed
  • monitor inventory for chemical and dyes
  • work with dyes and chemicals within the guidelines of appropriate Safety Data Sheets
  • promote and maintain a safe work environment for associates
  • responsible for establishing and maintaining strong communication lines, both within the department, and with surrounding areas
  • ensure timely and accurate delivery of goods into the department, and finished material out of the department
  • responsible for passing shades and sample preparation, presentation to color matching computer, and a thorough visual assessment of the shade
  • work with all chemical and dye suppliers on issues or new chemistry
  • work with lab to develop new shades and to approve all dye symbols on each lot received
  • work closely with shop associates to ensure all parts are ordered and received
  • manage Kronos System in Package Dye, Stock Dye and Dye Lab (i.e. punch approval, adjustments, etc.)
  • monitor and maintain housekeeping of dye houses
  • assist off shifts to solve problems and ensure there is a smooth flow of production
  • to manage quality through seconds report, also work with other departments in quality issues, reducing waste from the department
  • work closely with associates to address questions/concerns that may arise
  • regular follow-up to coordinate procedure changes, quality issues, safety matters, etc. across all shifts
  • work closely with HR on performance and corrective action matters
  • attend daily meetings (i.e. quality, various manufacturing)
  • multiple tasks in the AS-400 (i.e. monitor dye process, inventory, etc.)
  • work closely with department managers and supervisors within manufacturing
  • perform miscellaneous duties as necessary
  • follow safe work practices
  • support LEAN, safety, sustainability, and environmental initiatives


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • must have engineer or technician textile, chemical engineer or experience equivalent
  • proven ability to lead others and achieve positive results
  • demonstrated capacity to meet aggressive deadlines with multiple priorities
  • ability to operate a computer with an understanding of internal software packages
  • willingness to work overtime as needed
  • must be dependable, punctual, and adhere to attendance policy
  • proven ability to exercise sound judgment and the ability to work with confidential information
  • must adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • must be cooperative and willing to learn new responsibilities
  • must have strong attention to detail
  • must be able to communicate professionally with coworkers and other departments


PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • prior manufacturing experience
  • knowledge of dyeing and dyehouse operation helpful


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 have manual dexterity and color acuity
  • 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
  • extensive use of keyboards/computer terminals
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