Cardinal Health Associate Weaver - Operator I - Production Operations in Camden, South Carolina

Associate Weaver – Operator I

Job Summary:

Responsible for achieving established productivity, safety, and quality goals on assigned set of looms. Weavers may be asked to run different sets of looms on occasion. Operates light-duty bench- or floor-type machine tools and automation equipment. May set up machining machines and make adjustments, and perform maintenance on machines. Checks work using prescribed gauges, jigs and fixtures to measure close tolerances. Some machines may be numerically controlled. May monitor and verify quality in accordance with statistical process or other control procedures.


  • Must observe all safety precautions and regulations at all times in all areas where duties are performed. Will be responsible for reporting all safety hazards and potential unsafe working conditions. Must attend all monthly scheduled Safety Meetings.
  • Cycle the looms at the beginning of the shift.
  • Keep looms running.
  • Flag looms when needed for weaving technician, warp out operator, tie in operator, cloth doffer and/or supervisor.
  • Cycles back or warp alley to detect loose ends, mat ups, bad warps, hard size, etc., especially when all looms are running.
  • Cycle front or cloth alley to detect any defect such as miss draws, ends outs, doubles, leno selvage not weaving or any other malfunction in the performance of the loom. Replace bad or broken heddles or dropwires.
  • Keep warp ends straight, cut laps off warps and place in proper receptacle.
  • Draw in all broken warp ends up to 7 ends or more.
  • Smashes of 7 or more ends should be posted to smash board.
  • Change filling yarn as needed and tie transfer tail.
  • Start loom for filling stop, warp stop, leno stop, and catch cord stop. Place waste yarn in apron.
  • Put bad filling in proper location to be returned to the spinning department.
  • Meet department production goals.
  • Meet department quality goals by ensuring only quality cloth coming from looms.
  • Follow all safety rules, plant rules, department rules and implement total quality in his/her area of responsibility.
  • Participate in Plant Corrective Action Team Program.
  • Participate in Plant Safety Program.
  • Report all unsafe conditions in a timely manner.


  • High School Diploma/ GED; one to three months’ related experience and/or training.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Hazards/ Safe Guards

  • Earplugs required when in the manufacturing areas of the plant.
  • Safety glasses as required and OSHA approved hearing protection.
  • Required to wear a safety glove and safety knife when cutting open packages.
  • Must also wear safety goggles and a dust mask if within 50 feet of a blow down operation.
  • Must wear safety shoes in areas required.

Environmental Health and Safety:

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) is a major cornerstone of this company’s beliefs. Working safely and protecting the environment are an essential part of an employee’s job performance and all employees are responsible for the following position requirements.

Sign a letter of EHS Commitment on an annual basis

Understand and abide by the plant EHS policy

Understand and abide by the plant EHS Cardinal Rules

Read the OSHA Poster on the HR Bulletin Boards

Follow all the standards, policies and procedures outlined in the EHS program

Attend all EHS training sessions

Wear and/or use all required personal protective equipment while working

Immediately report hazardous conditions or environmental risks to your supervisor in order for the supervisor to ensure appropriate corrective action is implemented

Immediately report any job-related injury or illness to your supervisor, Safety Coordinator, HR or any member of management

Department Specifics:

  • Report any injury, no matter how slight, within 24 hours.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
  • Responsible to observe department's safety regulations and to use personal protective equipment as required per JSA.
  • Responsible to practice department's good manufacturing and housekeeping procedures.
  • Reports any unusual circumstances to immediate supervisor and perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  • This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.