Weaver - Night Shift
Position Description General - The Weaver position is a non-exempt, hourly position responsible for operating and tending textile air jet looms using knowledge of machine functions to ensure that good quality fabric is made.
Policy Making Responsibility – The Weaver will have no policy making responsibility.
Decision Making Responsibility - Routine decisions related to prioritization and product quality.
Supervisory Responsibility - There is no supervisory responsibility associated with this position.
Safety – Employees are responsible for individual compliance with all safety rules, regulations and policy procedures. Employee responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Complying with all safety rules and regulations
- Reporting any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor
- Maintaining floor safety discipline by interceding with fellow employees, who may engage in rule violations and/or unsafe, unhealthy activities
- Communicating to management those employees who persist in violations of safety rules and/or procedures
- Wearing required personal protective equipment properly and reporting any defective PPE
- Reporting all near misses, accidents, injuries or illnesses, including Muscular Skeletal symptoms or disorders
- Ensure that looms are in good operating condition to prevent unnecessary stops.
- Periodically cycle/inspect looms both front and back to detect possible defects and prevent long running defects.
- Identify and document any defects on the cut ticket and/or flag as required.
- Ensure that looms are running defect free after any corrective action. Document and/or flag if needed
- Ensure selvages are running per work instructions.
- Keep warm ends as straight as possible for optimum/quality yield.
- Ensure that cut tickets match actual running styles and wefts.
- Repair any weft/warp end and restart looms without weaving defects.
- Ensure that all changes are documented throughout the weaving process.
- Ensure that weft is running in its proper path.
- Work closely with Loom Technicians in order to improve quality and yield. Communicate with fabric inspectors in order to anticipate any potential defects.
- Participate in meetings to improve quality and yield
Essential Job Activities
It is essential that the Weaver spend approximately 95% of his/her time at the Loom Machine and 5% spent cleaning/recycling.
Essential Physical Demands and Working Conditions2
In this position, the employee will be subjected to physical demands requiring:
- Ability to lift, carry and/or move up to 15 pounds
- Ability to push/pull up to 20 - 22 lbs.
- Ability to work with minimal supervisory direction
- Ability to perform standard body movements2: frequent standing and walking around o occasional forward bending, squatting, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing o Ability to use visual acuity and hand-eye coordination
- Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in English
- Ability to work in an environment where temperature varies in range.
- Ability to tolerate moderate to loud plant noise levels
- Standards for performing essential functions
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships.
- Ability to communicate information well both in written and verbal form.
- Ability to work with limited supervision.
- Ability to work and keep pace in fast paced environment
- Ability to perform basic computer functions
- Ability to work in a team environment and solicit the assistance of co-workers
- Compliance with Hunter Douglas and Mermet policies and codes of conduct.
- The fulfillment of the essential functions described above
- Adherence to Safety