Work safely with complete adherence to all safety procedures.
Be a committed employee who adds value, endeavoring to make EF a high performance workplace.
Communicate with respect and be a team member who is "easy to do business with."
Tufting process duties:
Keep machine running efficiently but never bypassing safety or quality.
Keep machine threaded and threaded straight between header and through needles, stopping when necessary to correct in the creel if the creeler is not available, pull blade blocks out of the machine and push them back in when necessary
Be constantly vigilant in inspecting the carpet at the machine and in the floor for any quality defects.
Mend or correct all minor defects and/or notify the supervisor for direction or decisions.
Add new backing rolls as needed.
Start and doff rolls as needed or specified in the production reports.
Write roll number and roll length on the selvage of all WIP rolls.
Accurately record length on correct roll tickets and attach them to correct rolls using plastic fasteners.
Accurately record production and downtime on machine reportincluding style, color, yarn lots, roll numbers, roll lengths, backing roll numbers, and any appropriate supplemental information.
Maintain tufting equipment for prime efficiency and quality.
Remove and replace hooks and blade blocks as needed.
Keep blade blocks jigged with sharp blades by using the jig specified for each machine.
Maintain and use tools of the job properly:
Safety glasses, goggles, and ear plugs
Scissors, holster, utility knife, cut resistant glove, threader, measuring tape and marker
Mending gun, air nozzle, Dennison gun and fasteners
Block puller and block jig, pliers and alien wrenches
Perform creeler tasks when the tufting machine is not in operation and assist creelers in changeovers
Maintain the equipment and keep free of lint or dirt.
Maintain a clean work area with materials well organized, using compressed air to blow lint out of the machine at least once during the shift.
Keep supervisor informed of any problems or quality issues, helping to minimize on-going defects.
Demonstrate dependability and consistent, punctual attendance for all work assignments.
Observe and comply with all EF policies and contribute to the EF culture of a high performance workplace.
Must be able to stand, walk, climb, crouch, bend, crawl under machine, reach to 6.5 feet, exert 1O lbs. of pressure, lift 40 lbs. cores, yarn packages of up to 12 lbs., push yarn carts of up to 500 pounds, and with another team member, push rolls of backing weighing up to 1900 lbs. on a cart, and enough dexterity in hands and fingers to thread yarn through needles and tie weavers knots in the yarn.
High school graduate or GED desired, although not required, but must be able to read and write English, and perform basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division