Knitting Department Manager

This is a small but growing company with about 40 employees at this plant in KY, and they are growing. They have a very family like atmosphere and they have a lot of fun there. They are also making a product that saves lives protecting the ones that fight for our country.

We are looking for a solid Department Manager that has a background in Knitting and leading a team.


  • 401k with company match up to 4% after 1 year
  • Medical, Dental, Vision after 1 year
  • 9 paid holidays a year
  • Vacation Time
  • Personnel Day (Only can be used from the 1st to the last day of the month during the employee’s birthday month)
  • Free Lunch on Fridays (This isn’t promised, but we have ALWAYS done it)
  • Up to 10% yearly bonus

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Insure good start up each day
  • Maintain cleanliness
  • Schedule knitting and warping production
  • Maintain employee records
  • Help with warping as needed
  • Help with beam changes as needed
  • Help with roll changes as needed
  • Maintain production numbers – (Meters knitted each day)
  • Maintain machine stop analysis
  • Communicate verbal and written warnings to reports
  • Order yard as needed for warping and weft
  • Maintain inventory- Yarns and Fabrics

Background/experience required:

  • Mandatory
    • Success Managing production (5ish years managing people in a manufacturing production environment)
    • Good Communication Skills
  • Preferred
    • Experience with Textiles
    • Knowledge with Yarns
    • Experience with Warping and Knitting on Karl Mayer equipment

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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