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Press Assistant Operator

Press Assistant Operator

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Mohawk Industries is the 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, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Unilin, Quick-Step and IVC. 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 committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant.



AA /EEO /Minorities/Females/ProtectedVeterans/Disabled

Drug-Free/Tobacco-Free Workplace




Safely and efficiently assists in the operation of Press Machines for the production of the direct pressure laminate; operates various powered industrial equipment in the manufacturing of Direct Pressure Laminate; and performs inspection duties to optimize output.


  • Complies with all safety rules and procedures
  • Performs Process duties:
  • Performs startup and runs the Press Lines
  • Participates in product and or process troubleshooting processes as required to solve existing problems and as a means of providing cost improvement for the end product
  • Assists in Change Over on any Press Line
  • Performs Forklift Team Member duties:
  • Loads MDQ and PAL (Décor, Overlay and Backer) onto Press In-feed
  • Use of Various Computer Applications to determine correct material to be loaded on the line
  • Completes Daily Forklift Safety Checklist
  • Performs Inspection duties:
  • Performs quality testing on finished product; does 100% visual inspection on product that is set out for testing to identify any defects, and uses master sample to ensure correct product is being run
  • Visually inspects panels and marks each defect found to ensure that it gets rejected at the finish line
  • Communicates quality issues to the press operator and recommends needed adjustments
  • Follows controls and procedures so that the end product is produced to established quality standards
  • Conducts Housekeeping responsibilities as required
  • Records material consumption and production in appropriate computer applications

Performs all other related duties as assigned by management





High School diploma or equivalent

Forklift experience

Basic computer skills

Good mechanical aptitude/Machine operation knowledge

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Attention to detail

1+ years of manufacturing experience in a fast paced work environment

1+ years of experience with automated machines


Achieves minimum acceptable levels on Work Keys assessment tests for Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Locating Information and Reading for Information.


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