Cardinal Health Operator I - Cloth Inspector - Production in Camden, South Carolina

Cloth Inspector

Job Summary

Responsible for operation of the Intra cloth inspection machine to include quality, safety and mechanical requirements. 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.
  • Responsible for producing a quality product.
  • Run and inspect cloth according to specified inspection standards and as to construction for shipping rolls.
  • Arrange cloth rolls from hold table for Intra machine.
  • Attach ends of cloth together with cloth already in the Intra by using seaming tape and automatic seam to complete a shipping roll of various lengths.
  • Cut out all defects that do not meet inspection standards. (Ex. Oil spots, thin places and place where leno is out on the selvage, etc.)
  • Keep records as to what loom number roll was run on in each shipping roll, the number of seams, and the total yardage in the shipping roll. This information goes with each shipping roll that is doffed from each batcher on a ticket from the Intra machine.
  • Immediately report poor quality loom rolls to the lead person or the Weaving Production Supervisor so quality issues can be immediately addressed.
  • Report any unusual noises or circumstances that the Intra machine might make or cause while working.
  • Keep good housekeeping around his/her machine or area of responsibility.
  • Record total production run during assigned shift with a break down of yardage run by style and number of hours worked.
  • Total amount of waste by category at end of shift and record this information along with total production.
  • Wipe off main motor and fluid holding tank. Remove all strings from rollers and Intra frame. Clean and remove strings and tape from air guider. Sweep up around seaming area.
  • Unload and stack tubes.
  • Pull cloth from back of machine to rethread when needed.
  • Get loom rolls off floor and arrange on table by style.
  • Assist in putting bales back on machine at style change.
  • Help Team Leader carry waste to Waste House when needed. Sort waste and place in bins.
  • Change set screws in collars as needed.
  • Follow all safety rules, plant rules, department rules and implement total quality at all times.
  • 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 write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other associates of the organization.
  • 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.
  • 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 where required.

What is expected of you and others at this level

  • Applies basic skills and techniques to complete routine tasks within assigned area
  • Maintains appropriate licenses, training and certifications
  • Works on basic and routine assignments
  • Works within clearly defined Standard Operating Procedures and/or scientific methods
  • Adheres to all quality guidelines
  • Works under close supervision. All work is reviewed for accuracy
  • Any deviations from the norm are approved by the supervisor before proceeding

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.