Gildan is a leading manufacturer of everyday basic apparel which markets its products in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, under a diversified portfolio of Company-owned brands, including Gildan®, American Apparel®, Comfort Colors®, Gildan® Hammer™, Prim + Preux®, Gold Toe®, Anvil® by Gildan®, Alstyle®, Secret®, Silks®, Kushyfoot®, Secret Silky®, Therapy Plus™, Peds® and MediPeds®, and under the Under Armour® brand through a sock licensing agreement providing exclusive distribution rights in the United States and Canada. Our product offering includes activewear, underwear, socks, hosiery and legwear products sold to a broad range of customers, including wholesale distributors, screenprinters or embellishers, as well as to retailers that sell to consumers through their physical stores and/or e-commerce platforms. In addition, we sell directly to consumers through our own direct-to-consumer platforms.
Gildan owns and operates vertically-integrated, large-scale manufacturing facilities which are primarily located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America, and Bangladesh. With over 50,000 employees worldwide Gildan operates with a strong commitment to industry-leading labor and environmental practices throughout its supply chain in accordance with its comprehensive Genuine Responsibility™ program embedded in the Company's long-term business strategy
Primary Job Function: Transport full cans of drawing sliver from draw frames to staging area in between Open-end spinning frames and pick up empty drawing cans and take to the staging area beside the draw frames using a motorized tugger and trailer combination.
Load cans into tugger trailers by tilting can backwards on its edge and pushing can into place on the trailer.
Transport the full cans of sliver to the appropriate Open-end spinning frame using the tugger making sure the safety horn is used to warn other associates in the area that the tugger is in motion.
Unload the full cans in the storage area in between Open-end spinning frame, lining each can neatly in place. After trailers are empty load any empty drawing cans that have been staged in between Open-end spinning frame using the same procedure as loading the full cans outlined above.
Return the empty cans back to the drawing area using all safety precautions as listed above and unload the empty drawing cans neatly into the storage area at the draw frames removing any sliver waste that may be on the cans into the proper waste container.
Continue this cycle to keep the job caught up.
Maintain the tugger by charging the batteries as needed at the proper charging station.
Perform a check of the tugger before taking into service each morning to make sure all safety features are functioning and in place (example: horn).
Clean any waste that has accumulated around the wheels of the tugger and trailers every two hours.
Perform any other duties as requested by his/her supervisor.
Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for specific work tasks.
Perform miscellaneous work tasks as directed by supervisor.
Follow safe work practices, policies, and procedures.
Report unsafe work conditions.
Wear dust mask and safety goggles when using compressed air or when exposed to dusty conditions.
Physical job requirements for this position are:
Training will be provided for the qualified candidate.
Gildan understands that our employees are our biggest assets. With this in mind, we offer a generous benefits package that includes: Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays, Holidays, Health, Dental, Vision, Company Paid Life Insurance, AD&D, STD/LTD, matching 401(k) plan, and Employee Sales Discounts Events.