Edge Inspector

Examines finished rugs to detect soil, assembly, and other manufacturing defects.  Inspector will then label and sometimes package rugs by performing the following duties.
Essential Functions: 
  • Measures length and width of rug to detect variation from specifications.
  • Stacks rugs on table and visually scans to detect defective stitching, loose threads, color variations, and improper variations in tufting construction.
  • Cuts excess threads and trims improper pile height with scissors.
  • Identifies and marks defects.
  • Stacks rugs separately that fail to meet specifications.
  • Records number and type of defects.
  • Folds, rolls and/or bags rugs according to specifications.
  • Examines rugs and compares to photo of standard.
  • Attach appropriate labels and tags and uses label attachment tools.
  • Scans labels on rugs and boxes.
  • Packages rugs in boxes for shipping.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
Education and/or Experience: 
  • No prior experience or training.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information to other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to read a tape measure.
Physical Demands: 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, grip, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk; stoop, bend, and kneel.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Note:  Inspectors on carpet occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Equipment used in performing these tasks include swift attach gun (commonly called a sass gun), spray bottle of cleaner/degreaser, a cleaning cloth, brush, scissors, bag machine, and other items as the need determines.
  • The employee is ocassionally exposed to airborne particles.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.