Business Site US-AR-MELBOURNE
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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, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. 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 offers a comprehensive compensation package that includes a wide variety of benefit options so that individuals can tailor plans that are right for him or her. Benefits include health care with a prescription card, dental/vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan with company match, employee purchase discounts, tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate programs and much more.


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


    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled



    Works at a crosscut saw to remove defects from rippings prior to going to the side matcher as follows


    • The rough knot sawyer should have a good understanding of the flooring grade rules so in order to perform his/her job satisfactorily. 
    • Removes the following defects from rippings by the use of the crosscut saws, splits, shake, knots larger than ½ inch in diameter, obvious rot, tapered and scant rippings, knots that extend through the entire width of rippings, excessive wane, cross grain. Remove all defects that will cause the side matcher to plug and all defects that are not allowed in any approved grade of hardwood flooring.
    • All long rippings that have excessive crook should be cut in such a way to minimize the crook.  Also rippings that exhibit excessive back bow should be crosscut similarly.
    • Rough knot sawyers are to always observe the quality of rippings coming from the ripsaw and notify an appropriate supervisor when they are substandard.
    • All cuttings shall be made as close to the defect as possible.  The maximum allowable cut shall be no more than ¼ inch from the defect to be removed.
    • Most defects are removed by simply cutting through the knot or defect
    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.


    High school diploma or general education degree (GED

    One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Ability to read and interpret documents such and safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

    • Stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • Work near moving mechanical parts.
    • Is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.
    • Work in a normally loud / noisy work environment.


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