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: November 17, 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.
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.
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.
FIRST SHIFT KNITTING SUPERVISOR
$50-55K – Warp Knitting - North Carolina
5+ years of successful knitting shift management. Will consider warp or circular knitting experience and expertise. Leadership and team building skills are key.
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.
CIRCULAR KNITTING DEPARTMENT MANAGER
$55-65K - North Carolina – Circular Knitted Apparel
Take responsibility for apparel circular knitting department for current manager who is retiring soon.
$75-85K – Circular Knitted Fabrics Dyeing – North Carolina
Lead circular knitting piece dye operation known for its bright colors for apparel 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.
$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.
PRODUCT DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
$70-80K – Molded Consumer Products Packaging & Containers – Connecticut
Need BSME or BS Plastics Engineering and 5+ years in product development injection molding. Focus is on testing and solving problems in manufacturing of containers and bottles for shaving products, sun care, and infant care.
$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.
DIRECTOR OF SALES
$100-150K – Specialty Fibers and Yarns - Tennessee
Lead sales and marketing efforts to meet customer needs for specialty items using copolymers, different cross sections and other non-traditional properties for high tech end uses in a variety of markets. Lead long range planning of equipment and capacity to meet customer needs.
YARN SALES (International)
Straight Commission (draw possible - North Carolina – Yarn Sales
US distributor of fibers and yarns seeks experienced Spanish speaking yarn sales rep to develop markets in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the US for flat, draw twisted, partially oriented filament and spun yarns.
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.
WOVEN FABRIC SALES
$80K base + commissions to $100K range – Home Fashion – South Carolina
Company seeks degreed experienced salesperson to especially expand their home fashions business by developing loyal relationships with existing customers and developing new ones.
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.
TEXTILE MACHINERY SALES ENGINEER
$100K + Base + Commission – Textile Machinery – North Carolina
Degree and 5+ years of selling equipment to fabric weavers in the ideal background. Specific experience selling preparation machinery is ideal.
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 MANAGER
$60-80K – San Antonio, TX – 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.
PRODUCT ENGINEERING MANAGER
$100K + bonus potential – Sewing Machines - New York
Requires BSME, EE, or Textile Engineer and 7+ years working in a sewing machine design and manufacturing plant. Needs knowledge and experience in dealing with electronic systems and parts coming from Asian suppliers.
FIBER & YARN SALES MANAGER
Specialty Fibers & Yarns – Tennessee
Seeks 10+ years of specialty fiber and yarn sales management, long range strategies for R&D, customer relations development and related activities.
$55K – General Accountancy – South Carolina
Must have BS Accounting or Finance, 4+ years of general ledger, Outlook/Excel/Word familiarity, with SAP or AS 400 being a plus. Handle closing of month end, account reconciliation and analysis. Assist Controller with financial statements. Manage activities for AP, Customer invoicing and collections. Provide other analysis and reporting as needed.