Textiles, Non-woven & Fiber
Gabe Hill Joel McIntyre
SP ASSOCIATES, INC.
EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANTS
5950 FAIRVIEW ROAD, SUITE 601
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA 28210
(704) 643-7250 or (866) 488-6677
FAX (704) 643-1249
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CURRENT OPPORTUNITY LIST
Date: December 29, 2014
ENTRY LEVEL TEXTILE ENGINEERS (2)
$35-50K – Southeast – Management Training
We have several openings for degreed engineers with 0-3 years manufacturing experience in fibers, textiles, or nonwoven fabric producers. These are for promotional opportunities in production management, technical, IT, or sales/marketing roles.
$40-55K – Southeast – Line Management
Multiple openings in knitting, nonwovens, dyeing, and finishing. Some do not require textile experience if leadership skills and successful teambuilding history are present, having led a group of hourly employees to improve efficiencies, quality, costs, product performance, and on time deliveries.
$48K + 20% Bonus potential – Spun Sales Yarn – North Carolina
Lead night shift to optimum performance as regards to safety, quality, production, costs and on time deliveries.
CARDING TECHNICAL MANAGER
$50-55K (plus excellent benefits and relocation plans) – Wisconsin – Carding Machinery
Lead cardroom machinery maintenance, set-up, style changer, modernization projects, cost reduction and related activities for diversified long staple yarn supplier.
NONWOVENS PLANT MANAGER
$125K base + bonus potential – North Carolina
Requires 8+ years of carded nonwoven management. Company has needled, hi loft, chemical bonded and calendared products for filtration, automotive, industrial and bedding end uses.
NONWOVENS PLANT MANAGER
$75-100K – Carded/Needled Nonwovens - Massachusetts
Established nonwovens plant seeks experienced manager to lead supervisors and hourly employees to meet and beat established goals regarding safety, quality, products, costs, delivery and customer satisfaction.
NONWOVENS PROCESS ENGINEER
$55-70K - Nonwoven Filter Media - South Carolina
BS Engineering or similar technical discipline. Seeks 5 years in a carded/needled nonwovens manufacturing environment charged with providing technical support to Quality Design and maintenance using Lean Six Sigma, 6S and similar techniques to continuously improve processes and products.
GROUP INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER
$75-80K – Nonwoven Products – North Carolina
Carded nonwovens operation seeks experienced individual for classical IE duties including job studies, cost reduction, plant layout, capital projects and related activity at several plant locations.
WEAVING MANAAGER, PREPARATIONS MANAGER AND SUPERIVSORS
$70-90K – Woven Industrial, Home Fashions, Apparel Fabrics – South Carolina
100 year old greige wovens operation has needs for several key people who are good leaders and quality oriented.
WEAVING DEPARTMENT MANAGER
$90-95K – Woven Industrial Fabrics - South Carolina
Requires BS Degree and 10+ years weaving management experience. Prefer water jet or air jet processes with spun and filament yarns, but management skills and leadership abilities are highest priorities.
PROJECT WEAVING TECHNICAL MANAGER
$70-80K – Woven rubber hose products – Pennsylvania
Ideal candidate will have a degree in textiles or engineering. Must have strong understanding of the whole weaving process and ability to learn rubber extrusion and solve plant and customer processing problems. Will assist in developing rubber compounds for hose products. Will evaluate raw material supplies and sources to help improve processes/products and reduce costs.
OPERATIONS INTEGRATION DIRECTOR
Contract Assignment – VP Level – Knitted Medical Fabrics – North Carolina
Knitted medical products firm seeks top level individual to assimilate newly purchased division knitting, dyeing and finishing operations.
CIRCULAR KNIT VP OPERATIONS
$90-110K – North Carolina – Circular Knits
Rapidly growing company seeks experienced manager to handle quality control, fabric inspection, customer complaints, plant safety and related operations duties.
CIRCULAR KNIT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
$70-90K – North Carolina – Knitted Fabric R&D
Progressive, diversified, and successful company needs an experienced individual to lead development activities in apparel, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, and other technical markets.
$60-80K – Knitted Medical Fabrics – North Carolina
Lead circular and Comez elastic knitting operations to optimum performance in production, quality, safety, delivery and customer satisfaction.
CIRCULAR KNITTING DEPARTMENT MANAGER
$55-65K - Circular Knitted Apparel - North Carolina
Take responsibility for apparel circular knitting department for current manager who is retiring soon.
QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER
$60-70K – Warping and Warp Knitting – North Carolina
Lead quality assurance programs for warping, warp knitting, and dye/finish operations including sampling, testing, analyzing and recommend any necessary corrective action.
DYEING MANAGERS (3)
$75-85K – Circular Knitted Fabrics Dyeing (2) and Comez Elastic Fabrics Dyeing (1) – North Carolina
Lead circular knitting piece dye operation known for its bright colors for apparel, home fashions and medical fabrics.
DYE LAB MANAGER/COLORIST
$60-75K – Apparel Fabric Dyeing – North Carolina
Degree preferred. Must have 5+ years of experience in dyeing nylon, polyester or spandex blends plus the ability to formulate dye baths meeting standard shading guidelines.
DYEING SUPERVISOR (2)
$45-55K – Georgia & South Carolina – Fabrics for Zippers and Fasteners
Lead dyeing of narrow fabrics. Must have strong color vision and ability to match shades.
TEXTURING PLANT MANAGER
$85-95K – Textured and Treated Yarns - North Carolina
Client seeks degreed individual with texturing and/or air covering experience to lead supervisors to build teams that will “take ownership” of their respective areas of responsibility, taking this 75 employee plant to the next level regarding production efficiency, costs, quality, safety and related benchmarks.
FIBER PROCESS ENGINEER
$60-80K – Polyester Staple – South Carolina
Polyester staple fiber producer seeks degreed engineer with experience in filament extrusion process improvement and problem solving.
$70-80K – Fiberglass Woven Fabrics – North Carolina
Lead new projects coordinating vendors, improve processes and products, run trials and report evaluations and results.
$50-70K – North Carolina - Extruded Nonwovens
Requires BSCHE, BS Textiles, BSME or related technical degree and 1-3 years chemical process or manufacturing process engineering. Duties are to assist in improving technical aspects of the operation and solving process problems.
FILAMENT PROCESS ENGINEER
$50-60K – Solution Dyed Yarns – North Carolina
Need textile, chemical or engineering degree and 1+ year(s) of filament yarn extrusion. Specific experience in solution dyed yarns or pigmented colors would be very helpful. Exposure to shade matching and/or the use of spectrophotometer also very helpful.
$85-90K – Quality Assurance – South Carolina
Position requires BS Degree in textiles, manufacturing or other technical studies and 4+ years QC exposure in knitting, weaving, and dye/finish environments to include sampling, testing, analyzing, and recommending any necessary corrective action. Also leads customer trials and technical trouble shooting.
NONWOVENS SALES ENGINEER
Salary + commission to straight commission with no cap on commissions. Converted Nonwoven Fabric Sales – North Carolina
Needs BS degree and at least 5 years relevant industrial sales experience. Product knowledge and industry experience in woven and nonwoven is very helpful as well as use of various sales reporting and sales strategies systems to meet company goals.
CIRCULAR KNITTED FABRIC SALES
$70-90K – Wisconsin – Circular Knitted Fabrics
Diversified circular knitted fabrics producer seeks an experienced fabric sales engineer who will relocate to Wisconsin and sell fabrics to apparel, industrial and military product markets.
TECHNICAL TEXTILE EQUIPMENT SALES
$65-85k BASE + COMMISSIONS (TOTAL $100k) – From anyone’s home office preferably in the Southeast –
Textile machinery monitoring devices and IT Software
Need 5+ years of successful textile weaving machinery or parts sales. Specific exposure selling electronic monitoring equipment and manufacturing data processing systems very helpful
TEXTILE CHEMICALS BUSINESS MANAGER – CHINA MARKET
$80-100K – Fiber Spin Finish Chemicals – North Carolina
Must have fluency in Chinese Mandarin and English languages. Must have technical degree and understanding of fiber processing finishes and lubricants. Meet current and new customers building relationships. Coordinate trials and logistics for sales growth.
PLANT MAINTENANCE MANAGERS (3)
$60-85K – Dyeing and Finishing (2) Fiber Extrusion (1) – Georgia (1) South Carolina (2)
Lead electrical and mechanical maintenance projects for both production and facilities equipment to assure maximum uptime and machine life. Degree preferred but not required if experience is significant.
NONWOVENS MAINENANCE MANAGERS (2)
$60-80K – Texas & New Hampshire – Nonwoven Fabrics
Carded/Needlepunched nonwovens producer needs experienced plant engineer to lead maintenance and repairs of production and utilities equipment and facilities including HVAC, electrical and related machinery.
FIELD PROCESS CONTROLS ENGINEER
$65k+ Overtime – Machinery Process Controls – North Carolina
Major international textile machinery firm seeks electronic controls specialist to install equipment and solve performance issues. Excellent earnings opportunity and benefits package with significant travel.