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: April 2, 2015
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/SPRINNING SUPERVISORS (2)
$50K + 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/SPINNING DEPT MANAGER
$50-60K – North Carolina – Spun Yarns
Coordinate a 3-shift operation for production, supply chain (purchasing/planning/shipping) and technical issues.
$115-125K – Virginia – Woven Automotive Fabrics
Candidate must have strong production management background in weaving and fabrics finishing of coated automotive products. Specific experience in narrow fabric weaving and fabric coating is very important. Knowledge and use of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma ideology very helpful.
NARROW FABRICS R&D MANAGER
$85-95K – North Carolina – Narrow Tapes and Related Products
Textile or similar degree strongly preferred as are achievements in developing yarns, narrow knitted and woven fabrics as well as treatments for fiberglass and other industrial fabrics. Job is to improve existing products as well as develop new ones by sorting out new ideas and learning customer needs.
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
$100-120K – 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
$60-85k – South Carolina – Carded Nonwoven and Woven Geotextiles
Job requires a technical degree and experience in carded nonwoven process and products. Exposure to geotextile products is helpful. Goal is to assist in developing continuous improvement with the latest development in raw materials, processes, specs, and operator practices.
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.
NONWOVENS R&D ENGINEER
$75-80K – North Carolina – Carded Nonwovens
BS Technical Degree and 5+ years of process experience is required. Using latest technology, meet customer performance needs and keep company at the cutting edge of product development.
PRODUCTION LINE MANAGER – EXTRUDED NONWOVENS
$60-75K – North Carolina – Extruded Nonwovens
Ideal candidate will have BS Engineering and 3+ years in extruded nonwovens (prefer Reifenhauser process). Will be responsible for their lines quality, efficiency and maintenance.
PLANT MANAGER OF TWISTING AND BRAIDING
$80-90K – Colorado – Twisted and Braided Yarns
Client prefers degreed individual experience with 10+ years of textile management experience who has a record of achievements in building a team that is quality and performance oriented. Knowledge of processing filament yarns is very helpful. Incumbent is retiring in July.
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.
KNIT FABRICS GENERAL MANAGER
$80-100K – North Carolina – Circular Knitted/Dyed Fabrics
BS Degree and 8 and 8+ years of management experience in knitting, dyeing and finishing required. Duties include leading manufacturing supervision to create safety, quality, and production oriented teams to deliver the best performing products to their customers.
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.
DYEING MANAGERS (2)
$75-85K – Circular Knitted Fabrics Dyeing (2) – North Carolina
Lead circular knitting piece dye operation known for its bright colors for apparel, home fashions and medical fabrics.
FABRIC FINISHING MANAGER
$75-88K – Virginia – Woven Automotive Fabrics
BS’ TE, Textile Chemistry or similar is ideal. Candidates must have experience compounding rubber coatings for airbag fabrics and related industrial products.
FABRIC TREATING ENGINEER
$60-80K – Fabric Coating – North Carolina
Ideal candidates will have BSCHE, Chem, Textile, or related Technical Degree and 5+ years of tirecord or similar fabric treatment experience. Six Sigma Certification, process/product continuous improvement and similar technical expertise will be very helpful.
$40-60k+ = Living Quarters – Colorado – Outdoor Sportswear
Background in cut/sew CAD systems and pattern making software is required as well as the ability to supervise quality control of various suppliers and converters.
GARMENT MANUFACTURING MANAGER
$80-85K – Colorado – Outdoor Sportswear
Lead major cut/sew operations which produce a wide range of outdoor products such as hunting and fishing apparel, gun holsters, and slings.
FIBERS OPERATIONS MANAGER
$90-100K – South Carolina – Synthetic Fibers
BS Technical Degree and 8+ years of polyester chip and/or staple fibers extrusion or similar chemical process environment required. Outstanding benefits package. Experience in implementing World Class management techniques such as Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma is very helpful.
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.
FIBERS TECHNICAL SUPPORT
$100-120K – California – Synthetic Fibers
Company seeks a degreed engineer (prefer CHE or ME) with extensive experience in filament extrusion. Ideal background would be wet spinning similar to the Tencel process. Involves developing a new fiber from silk proteins.
FIBER PROCESS ENGINEER
$60-80K – Polyester Staple – South Carolina
Polyester staple fiber producer seeks degreed engineer with experience in polyester 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.
QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER
$55-65K – Massachusetts – Nonwoven Felt
Assure quality of raw materials (staple fiber), testing, analyzing results and recommending any necessary changes to bring processes and products back within specifications.
$100K – Virginia – Woven Automotive Fabrics
Familiarity with QS-9000 or TS-16949 quality systems very helpful. Assure quality of raw materials (yarn) , stock in process and finished products by sampling, testing, analyzing, and recommending any necessary changes to bring processes and products back within specifications.
PROCESS IMPROVEMENT ENGINEER
$60-70K – North Carolina – Mattress Division
BS Degree in textiles or similar engineering studies required plus 1-3 years in woven fabrics quality control or process engineering. Exposure to Six Sigma implementation and filament yarn extrusion highly desired.
$75-80K – Automotive Fabrics – North Carolina
Client requires BS Engineering, Business, or Sales with heavy experience dealing directly with Detroit in selling/servicing both woven and knitted fabrics as well as managing sales engineers engaged in similar activity.
PACKAGING SALES MANAGER
$80-90K – North Carolina – Self-Closing Plastic Bags
BS Degree with 8+ years in packaging sales. 3+ years in sales management. Specific experience selling plastic packaging similar to zip lock or Velcro closures is very helpful.
PLANT MAINTENANCE MANAGERS (3)
$60-90K – Dyeing and Finishing - Virginia (1) – North Carolina (1) - Pennsylvania (1)
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.
FIELD PROCESS CONTROLS ENGINEER
$65k+ Overtime (= 90K) – 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.
$65-75K – South Carolina – Flags and Banners
Buy textile fabrics and assembly hardware for making flags and banners including the poles, mounting brackets, and packaging materials for several plants. Negotiate pricing materials for several plants. Negotiate pricing and assure quality and availability of materials.