Knit Operator

Position Description

Job Summary




Responsible for the productive and efficient operations on “Knit” production machines.  




  • Ability to recognize quality defects (flagged and un-flagged) in all product rolls, and make appropriate corrective splices.
  • Perform accurate standard and metric measurements, and understand standard to metric conversions.
  • Ability to read, understand and execute all customer order specifications.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of machine operation and inherent machine complexities. 
  • Ability to learn, and perform all duties required of the position. Analytical and problem solving skills required.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs and techniques for optimal manufacture and distribution of goods required.
  • Effectively utilize hand tools including, but not limited to: scissors, utility knife, wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.
  • Mechanically aptitude and ability
  • Ability to work unsupervised, efficiently, and safely is required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with shift personnel and support production processes; must possess clear and effective communication ability.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.




Required Qualifications



  • Must have held current position for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Satisfactory attendance and performance record within past 12 month period
  • Satisfactory completion of associated training programs
  • Willingness to work overtime and work alternating shift schedule
  • Demonstrated ability of cooperation, leadership and willingness to assist fellow employees in a team-based work environment. 
  • Basic operating knowledge and understanding of manufacturing operations
  • Ability to work unsupervised efficiently and safely
  • Previous Manufacturing experience and length of time with Saint-Gobain will be strongly considered

    Physical Job Requirements:

  • Physically able to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, twist, lift, push, pull, climb, balance, crouch, handle and move items weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance.
  • Visual acuity corrected to perform job functions. Ability to distinguish color to perform job functions
  • Ability to move throughout all areas of the plant floor, receiving, and outside perimeter of the facility
  • Able to wear all necessary personal protective equipment to perform job functions
  • Stand and/or sit continuously and perform job functions for a full shift with meal break.
  • Ability to climb ladder/stairs to a height of approximately 8 feet and perform work at that height.




Company Summary

ADFORS belongs to the Saint-Gobain group, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets. Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection for over 350 years.

At Saint-Gobain, we believe diversity is a competitive advantage. Diversity of gender, background, ethnicity, experience and thought all enable us to develop solutions that are smarter, clearer and more effective.

Focused on the construction and industrial markets, ADFORS offers solutions based on a complete range of textile and coating technologies using fiberglass yarns and synthetic fibers. ADFORS is the reliable and innovative global leader in technical textiles, offering the most adapted solutions to meet your needs.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

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Knit Operator

Location: Albion

Posting Date: 07/14/2020

Job Code: 573450

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