Shaw Industries Inc Reliability Tech A - 1st Shift in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Reliability Tech A - 1st Shift

Position Overview

Position Overview:

To maintain, ensure, and improve capacity of equipment assets in assigned areas of responsibility that impact optimal efficiencies at lowest reasonable cost.


Execution of assigned tasks and duties with focus on:

Safe work practices.

High quality, precision work with a customer service orientation in support of “Great Products & Service”.

Adherence to standards and best practice application acquired through training and work experience.

Sharing maintenance knowledge and application skills through mentoring Reliability Tech levels D thru B, while continuing to grow in knowledge of maintenance practices and equipment performance, understanding their impact on manufacturing processes and business objectives.

Provide feedback on job assignment needs and improvement opportunities with peers and leadership.

Maintain manufacturing process and support equipment to highest, reasonable performance levels to include mechanical systems including, but not limited to:

Power transmission components - bearings, pulleys/sheaves, shafts/rollers, couplings, sprockets, chains, belts, motors, and gearboxes.

Conveyance systems – product/process related, as well as those tied to utilities such as steam, water, air, electricity, etc. which could include pumps, piping, etc.

Mechanical control systems - including related hydraulic & pneumatic elements

Troubleshoot and execute repairs of equipment causing or contributing to safety, quality, downtime/productivity opportunities and issues.

Communicate findings, identifying root causes, and correction steps to operations and maintenance leadership.

Execute and assist in development of proactive maintenance plans, including planned jobs on assigned equipment to include:

Preventive Maintenance (PM) - inspection & measurement of equipment components for proper function, including replacement of components on pre-defined schedules and lubrication.

Predictive Maintenance (PdM) – analysis of data from PdM measurements collected from IR, Oil Analysis, and Ultrasound including development of corrective action plans in response to analysis findings when :

Condition Maintenance (CM) – repair and replacement of components identified as requiring attention through PM & PdM activities, including the development of detailed job plans.

Execute assigned or scheduled work orders in support of projects and process improvement (PI) efforts identified as critical to business objectives.

Mentor Reliability Techs B thru D in development of needed skills

Install and startup of new equipment.

Support innovation related activities.


Safety practices - LOTO, Confined Space, PPE, PIT, Fall Protection, Hoisting & Rigging, and Hot Work.

Calculator and Computer application – work order documentation, parts requisitioning.

Measurement units, techniques and application of appropriate tools.

Math skills to include.


Application of formulas such as area, volume, etc.

Conversion of measurement units.

Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical schematics, as well as contribute to the revision and creation of schematics for systems

Identification and selection of proper tools, focused on selection of the right tool for work assignment application .

Identification and selection of the correct material types used in construction and fabrication.

Advanced fabrication skills used in project work, including design, project planning, and execution for systems such as power transmission, plumbing/piping, and process equipment installation.

Ability to execute root cause analysis evaluations on equipment and process failures, focusing on solution creation to eliminate or lessen exposure from future similar failure modes.

Interpret, analyze results, and build action plans for identified issues from PdM tool application, specifically from IR, Oil Analysis, & Ultrasound.


Work Standards

Solve Problems

Build Customer Satisfaction


Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Our Nation’s veterans bring an extraordinary array of skills and training to any position. Shaw actively works to understand how these skills can translate to our job categories.Shaw will consider an applicant’s military service and work experience when determining whether a candidate meets the requirements of a posted job. Shaw values Diversity & Inclusion. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans & Disabled.

Shaw Industries is more than a flooring company - we are 20,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. Our ability to supply products and services to residential and commercial markets worldwide depends on a constant look ahead. Through leadership and skills training, opportunities across multiple career paths, and a collaborative team environment, we are preparing our associates for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with $5 billion in sales and representation throughout the US as well as in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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