Current Openings:
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

Reply to: ghill@spassociates.com or jmcintyre@spassociates.com

Website: www.spassociates.com

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.

SHIFT SUPERVISORS

$40-55KSoutheast – 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.

CARDING/SPRINNING SUPERVISOR

$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.

KNITTING MANAGER

$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. 

PROCESS ENGINEER

$70-80K – Fiberglass Woven Fabrics – North Carolina

Lead new projects coordinating vendors, improve processes and products, run trials and report evaluations and results. 

PROCESS ENGINEER

$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. 

QUALITY MANAGER

$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. 

 

 
SP ASSOCIATES, INC.
5950 Fairview Road • Suite 601 • Charlotte, NC 28210
Toll Free: 866.488.6677 • Local: 704.643.7250 • FAX: 704.643.1249