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Requisition ID:  68146




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At Mohawk Industries, we’re committed to more – more customer solutions, more process improvements, more sustainable manufacturing and more opportunities for our team.

As a Fortune 500, global flooring leader with some of the best-known brands in the industry, Mohawk is a great place to start or develop your career with an emphasis on more of what’s important to you. Whether you want to lead more, innovate more, learn more or create more, you can find your more with Mohawk.



Floating Lead Operator



The normal schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 1st shift, but be prepared to cover positions on all shifts. The finishing floating lead operator will perform various job functions that support the finishing areas.  The duties range from filling in positions in the Sanding Department on all shifts, delegating tasks to employees to support the area, and operating the angular saw and supporting that area in the event we need to run that work center.



  • Fill in for the Sanding team leader and all other positions in Sanding when there are absences.  Be able to efficiently and seamlessly fill in for all positions within finishing.
  • Promote teamwork with crew members and with other shifts by relaying departmental goals and accomplishments daily.
  • Must be able to navigate through a windows operating system, and have basic knowledge of Microsoft applications, SAP, Kronos, etc.
  • Performs incident investigations with accurate details regarding any accident or near miss. 
  • Accurately fill out and record all needed paperwork in the finishing area.  This includes paperwork and record keeping associated with the team leader, operator, assistant operator, and forklift operators.
  • Lead in coordination and/or verification of LOTO procedures for shutting down and working on equipment
  • Evaluate deficiencies in the day to day operation that will help increase the average daily output of the finishing areas
  • Acquire the proper tools, parts, etc. that are needed to keep the area running at maximum efficiency
  • Take direction from the Finishing Area Superintendent that aligns with the company objectives.  This may include assisting in shipping, sanding or CTS.
  • Perform predictive troubleshooting on equipment that helps to identify potential issues that would cause unplanned downtime, and report it to the area superintendent and/or maintenance
  • Enter w/o notifications in SAP for corrective work orders
  • Perform semi-finished and finished goods inventories as needed
  • Monitor pallet label printing in finishing, and work to correct any inventory discrepancies that may exist in SAP
  • Work alongside planning to help identify and/or label material that requires action after the initial handling through the work center
  • Oversee the release of hold material, and provide direction and delegation to employees on how to properly handle the release designation
  • Assist the finishing areas to stay production through break times
  • Must have flexibility in work schedule.  Be prepared to work varying hours.  (8-hour or 12-hour days on nights and/or weekends)
  • Able to successfully train other employees in finishing as needed
  • Evaluates performance of employees in the area and gives reports to the area superintendent
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems with the book saw, sander, gradeline, and cut to size saw
  • Read, understand, and follow packaging instructions for material being packaged
  • Communicate via two-way radio with other crew members using proper etiquette
  • Observes safe work practices in compliance with the safety policy
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Sanding Team Leader



1 yr experience in a manufacturing setting is required



  • Must be committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of colleagues, customers, suppliers, and any individuals using our premises, by providing and maintaining a safe working environment that protects both the physical and mental wellbeing of myself and others.
  • Identify, and eliminate, hazards; or where we cannot eliminate hazards, minimize risk as much as reasonably possible.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership in safety and ensure that myself and all colleagues at all levels take personal responsibility for safety and wellbeing as part of their role.  
  • Commit to compliance with all environmental laws, regulations, standards, and other requirements such as site permits to operate.
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Must be able to perform a wide scope of duties
  • Operate a 550 and smaller forklift often
  • Operate an aerial lift occasionally
  • Ability to read a tape ruler and micrometer
  • Must be computer literate


Rate: $22- 24.00/hr 



Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.


Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veteran committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.

Nearest Major Market: Greensboro

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